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Common Suspension Problems & How To Avoid Them

Common Suspension Problems & How To Avoid Them

Your car's suspension system is like the backbone of your vehicle, designed to provide a smooth ride and maintain control and stability. This system includes a complex network of components such as springs, shock absorbers, struts, control arms, and sway bars. Let’s dive into the five common suspension problems and tips to prevent them, but first, a quick overview of the main types of suspension systems. Understanding Different Suspension System Types Before discussing common problems, let's explore the basic principles of different suspension system types: Leaf Spring Suspension: Predominantly used in heavy vehicles like trucks, this system uses a series of large steel springs (leaf springs) that flex to absorb motion. Coil Spring Suspension: The most common type in passenger cars, it uses coil springs to absorb the vehicle's motion, providing a comfortable ride. Torsion Bar Suspension: Utilizes a torsion bar that twists to provide suspension. C ... read more

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