The most important function of your car’s suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car while keeping it “suspended” and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
The main components of the suspension system are: control arms, ball joints, springs (coil or leaf) and shock absorber strut. There’s a difference between shocks and springs. Springs support the weight of the vehicle, keeping it suspended up off the axles. The shocks moderate the rebound motion as wheels hit bumps. A strut combines a shock and a coil spring in one compact unit.
Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bumps and lifting in corners. The shocks push the tire down to the road to maximize traction. Good shocks equal good ride quality and safe handling.
Visit Kew’s Automotive to have your shocks and struts inspected by a professional suspension technician. We’ll take the time to carefully examine your car and provide you with the solution you need to get you safely on your way!
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