The harmony between the road and the wheels of a vehicle is achieved by the suspension system. It is this system that ensures a smoother ride when on a bumpy track. The suspension consists of the chassis, steering, shock absorbents and wheels of a vehicle.
There are 2 kinds of suspension; the dependent type where the 2 front wheels (or the back) are linked and the one wheel is able to influence the movement of the other. The independent suspension allows each wheel to move individually while the other wheels are not at all affected by that movement.
There are various suspension designs including the Mac Pherson Strut, Push Rod Suspension, Solid Axle Beam Suspension and many others. Another kind is the leaf spring suspension mostly used for heavier vehicles like trucks and SUV’s. The a double wishbone suspension is an independent suspension design using two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel. Each wishbone or arm has two mounting points to the chassis and one joint at the knuckle.
It is important to have your vehicles suspension checked to avoid costly large breaks.
Common signs that your suspension might be faulty:
- Pulling towards one side whole driving
- All rides are very bumpy
- One Corner of the Car is Sitting Low
- While driving the car might nose dive, lean back or roll from one side to the other… much like a ship on the deep ocean
- Difficult Steering
Call us TODAY to book your vehicle for a diagnostics test to ensure your suspension is working 100%!