The suspension is one of the major systems in any vehicle – it is part of the chassis, which comprises all the important systems located beneath the car’s body.
Suspension & Steering
These systems include:
- The frame– structural, load-carrying component that supports the car’s engine and body, which are in turn supported by the suspension
- The suspension system– setup that supports weight, absorbs and dampens shock and helps maintain tire contact
- The steering system – mechanism that enables the driver to guide and direct the vehicle
- The tires and wheels – components that make vehicle motion possible by way of grip and/or friction with the road
Should you care?
Our car’s suspension is generally out of sight and out of mind, but it plays a crucial role. The suspension does everything from ensuring the wheels to stay connected with the road, for better grip and braking, to stopping the car from shaking to pieces over rough surfaces. As well as smoothing a bumpy ride, it also helps steering by absorbing lateral forces that makes the car want to roll.
Both Suspension and steering systems are a main factor of your safety on the road. Old or leaking shocks can affect your handling and safety.
At Vaucluse Auto Repairs, we use the latest in suspension diagnostic.
Our Safe-T-Stop diagnostic machine measures ride quality by testing the rebound of each shock absorber, from firm to soft and issues an accurate report. Our technicians will repair or replace any components needed, so you know that your shock absorbers are working correctly for optimum suspension performance.