We are springing into Spring with a focus on suspension (yes, we went there!). We are going to answer all the questions you may want to ask your mechanic, such as:

What makes up the suspension components in your car?

Why is your suspension important?

What wear and tear occurs on your suspension components and what does it sound like?

To break it down simply, your suspension system connects your wheel assembly to the vehicle frame and aides in the comfort of passengers. The system is there to absorb bumps and allows the wheels to move up and down over the road surface with ease. The main parts of your suspension system include spring, shock absorbers, ball joints, control arms, bushes, sway bars and link pins. 

SHOCK ABORBERS/SPRINGS

Your shocks/springs are designed to absorb bumps and sudden movement while driving. It is made up of A healthy shock absorber should minimize excessive movement for passengers when accelerating, turning corners or braking.

BALL JOINTS

The lower ball joint aides in the wheel being steered and with movement when hitting bumps on the road. If the ball joint is worn, it can cause a clunk.

CONTROL ARMS

The control arm is a connection piece that allows the wheel to move around. The rubber bushes inside the joint give further suspension over bumps. A worn bush could make a clunk noise while braking or accelerating.

SWAY BAR

A sway bar connects to the car frame and to the suspension and it helps minimizes the car leaning too far into a turn.

LINK PIN

The link pins connects sway bar to the control arms.

Learn more by watching this in-depth Suspension Video and get to know your cars suspension more!

Dont forget that we check over your suspension during your scheduled service and present you with a 65 point inspection report, so Book in your car today! 

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