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Vehicle Steering & Suspension

Vehicle Steering & Suspension: What is Steering & Suspension?  The Steering & Suspension are key safety related systems that affects the way your car rides and handles.  You should have these sysetms checked regularly, at least once a year. What does the Steering & Suspension do?  The suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame of the car.  The suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control.  When the system is working correctly, the suspension system helps absorb the irregularities in the road, such as potholes, rough terrain etc, but absorbing these irregularities it helps maintain vehicle stability.  The steering system transmits you input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components that control the cars direction, so if you move the wheel fiercely the car will steer in that direction … Continue reading

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What goes wrong with Coil Springs?

What goes wrong with Coil Springs? Coil Springs have a tendency to sag over time, however breakage has become more common in the last 15 years. If this happens it is a serious fault and needs addressing urgently, it can also have devastating consequences – on some cars, the broken section of the coil spring can pierce the tyre sidewall, increasing the chances of the driver losing control. Coil Spring breakage has been blamed on the materials the springs are made of, they are lightweight and often have a high recycled metal content. Poor design, increased forces and bad road quality have been listed as other contributing factors, but none of these have solely been confirmed as the cause. Coil Springs must be replaced in axle pairs, to reduce the chance of an imbalance and care must be taken during … Continue reading

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