The suspension system in your vehicle is a structure designed to maximize the friction between the tires and the surface of the road, provide adequate handling as well as steering control, and ensure that the passengers are comfortable. As the tires hit different bumps, cracks, and holes on the road, this would cause the wheels to move upward and transfer that energy to the frame of the vehicle. The suspension works to absorb that energy to make sure that you are firmly planted on the road and feel comfortable as you drive along. The suspension has an important role in maintaining comfort and safety, making it important to get a suspension service or diagnosis if there are any issues. We at Downtown Automotive are knowledgeable in suspension repair, if you are in Nelson or the surrounding area, come to our shop.
Frame: This is the main part of the suspension. It is the part that supports the weight of the engine and body.
Suspension system: This refers to the setup that absorbs shocks, supports the weight of the vehicle, and keeps the tires planted on the ground.
Steering system: The steering system allows the driver to turn the vehicle. The system allows light force from the steering wheel to turn the vehicle.
Tires and wheels: The wheels turn around to move the vehicle and the tires are the rubber ring that covers the wheel's rims. The tires are designed to keep a solid grip on the road.
Struts: Struts have two different purposes: dampen and provide structural support.
Shocks: Shocks work to reduce bouncing, roll and sway, and brake dive and acceleration squat. They are oil pumps that control the movement of suspensions. If you notice that there is oil leaking, come to Downtown Automotive to make sure that the shocks are repaired properly.
Axles: Axles are rods that support the weight of the vehicle and turn the wheels of the vehicle. Signs that your axles need service include a loud clunk noise when changing gears, vibrations, and your vehicle is not able to move forward or backward.
Control arms: Control arms work to make the motion of the wheels in line with the body of the car. Every 90,000 to 100,000 miles, the control arms can wear out, or hitting a pothole can make the control arms bend. If you notice your tires wear improperly, take your vehicle to Downtown Automotive to make sure your control arms are in good condition.
Whether you're interested in your Honda, Subaru, Chevrolet, Nissan, or any other make, eventually your suspension may need to be looked at by a technician. If you need to get your suspension repaired, come to Downtown Automotive where our Reliable technicians can take a look at your suspension. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:
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