Your vehicle's suspension system is comprised of a complex series of components that are designed to work together in unison. They act to limit the vibrations and undulations emanating from the road surface and so provide you with a smooth, controlled and comfortable experience when you are driving.
The major car suspension components are a coil spring and a shock absorber (or dampener). The shocks and springs work together to dampen and cushion the movement of the vehicle by absorbing impacts from potholes and other imperfections in the road surface. This makes your vehicle more stable and keeps your tyres in contact with the road surface for the maximum possible amount of time. Contact with the road is essential for you to be in control of the vehicle and for the brakes to work effectively. Worn out shock absorbers add several metres to your braking distances as your tyres have less contact with the road so cannot grip it as well.
Maintaining your vehicle’s suspension system is crucial if you are to enjoy the optimum levels of comfort, stability and handling when you are using your vehicle. It is always more cost-effective to undertake regular maintenance than to wait until there is a serious fault.
Car suspension problems
Faults in your vehicle’s suspension system are not always obvious. This is because suspension wear results in a gradual loss of performance over time, rather than a sudden catastrophic failure. This means that motorists do not always feel the gradual decrease in performance of their suspension and only realise that attention is needed when it is already too late.
Call into Car Clinic MOT Centre Ellesmere Port for a car suspension safety check, and our suspension repair specialists can inspect your vehicle and identify any problems with the suspension system. Our technician will give you a report on any issues they find, and give a quotation for repairs if they are needed.
All of the components we use at The Car Clinic MOT Centre Ellesmere Port match the original specification and are fitted by our fully qualified technicians. For a free Ellesmere Port car repairs quote or suspension and shock absorbers quote just give us a call or pop in.