Suspension systems vary greatly between makes and models.
Most consist of a chassis or frame, dampeners including shock absorbents and struts, coil springs and leaf springs. Vehicle’s suspension system is designed to provide complete driving control and a smooth and comfortable ride.
As the vehicle accelerate, any bumps convert the forward energy into vertical energy, which consequently travels through vehicle’s chassis. Coil and leaf springs absorb this vertical energy preventing the vehicle from jumping up off the road.
Dampeners (shock absorbents and struts), then dissipate the energy absorbed by coil springs to reduce any vertical motion quickly to zero. This effectively means that the dampeners should be in a good condition. If so, you will barely notice the bumps in the road. However, with the worn dampeners, prepare yourself for an uncomfortable ride.
Ensure your suspension system is in a good working condition for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
A well-maintained suspension system provides the below benefits:
- Better handling and safety
- Improved steering response
- Prolonged tyre life
- Safer support under load
- Shorter stopping distance
- Smooth comfortable ride
- Less vibration in steering
- Less body rolls
How often should I have my suspension checked?
Inspect your suspension, whenever you remove the wheels and at every service which is usually twice a year. Get in touch with your local Western Prestige Auto Service store, if in doubt. Have them check out your suspension system. We are there for you.
To book your next service or for more information on our Land Rover Services and Mechanics in Truganina, Victoria, you can contact us on +61 426-533-774. We at Western Prestige Auto are proud of ourselves as we fulfil our commitment to delivering world-class services in Truganina, Victoria.