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Suspension & Shock Absorbers
When you think of the performance of your car, do you think of torque, horsepower, and zero-to-100 acceleration?
Have you ever thought that all that power and acceleration is useless if you can’t control the car? That’s why your suspension system is crucial. In simple terms, the suspension in your car is designed to maximise the friction between your car’s tyres and the surface of the road. Your suspension provides you with steering stability, improved braking response, better handling and passenger comfort.
Of course, if all roads were perfectly flat with no potholes, grooves or distortions you wouldn’t need suspension. But roads are far from perfect even when freshly laid.
This means your vehicle needs suspension to ensure its wheels remain in contact with the road.
When engineers look at vehicle dynamics they consider two key perspectives:
The Ride – how smooth a car is on a bumpy road
Handling – how a car safely brakes, corners and accelerates
Whilst these two characteristics are primary, there are three secondary principles engineers consider. These are:
Road Holding – the degree to which tyres remain in contact with the road
Road Isolation – the vehicle’s ability to absorb shocks
Cornering – handing to minimise body roll and weight transfer
Your car’s suspension addresses ride, handling, holding, isolation and cornering issues.
The suspension is part of the chassis which is positioned underneath the body of the vehicle. The chassis includes the following:
The Frame – a structural support that holds the car’s engine
The Suspension System – this supports weight, absorbs shocks and helps tyres to remain in contact with the road
The Steering System – this guides and directs the vehicle
The Wheels and Tyres – these grip the road
There are three main components of the suspension system. These are the springs, shock absorbers and anti-sway bars. All three components must be in good working order for your car to drive safely on the road.
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