We truly live in an unprecedented and special time where we have access to all sorts of amazing and extremely useful technology every day. Cars, for example, are modern marvels. A car uses many different complex and intricate parts to run correctly. One of those parts is the car’s suspension. If you are interested in learning more about your car’s suspension and how you can maintain it for as long as possible.
What Is A Car’s Suspension?
There are several parts of a car that you are likely familiar with. The steering wheel, brake, clutch, and maybe even the muffler are examples of car parts that you have probably heard of. But you may be less acquainted with what a car suspension is. A car’s suspension is what makes it possible for your drive to be safe and smooth.
The suspension is made up of a gridwork of springs and shocks that act as shock-absorbers. A car’s suspension absorbs the energy from the road and also makes it possible for the tires to stay connected to the road when you are driving. The cabin of the car (where you and your passengers sit) is sitting on the suspension, which is attached to the wheels of the car. The suspension is what takes in the impact from the road and absorbs it before it can reach the cabin.
Parts Of The Suspension
There are three parts to the suspension system: the springs, the shocks, which are sometimes called dampers, and the anti-sway bar. The springs are used to keep the cabin off the ground and to take the pressure off of the suspension and cabin. The shocks absorb the kinetic energy that your tires pick up when they drive on a road. The anti-sway bar is used in most cars and is used to help the tires shift as you turn the steering wheel. The anti-sway bar provides much needed stabilization.
Why Is A Car Suspension Important?
Comfort is extremely important in today’s society. Without a car suspension, the luxury of driving a car may feel more like a necessary evil. If your car did not have a car suspension, you would be able to feel each and every bump that your car went over. Not only would you be able to feel all the bumps, but the car would become unsafe.
Due to physics, each time a car experiences force from uneven surfaces, it moves up and down. The suspension ensures that the car does not jolt the passengers or jump off of the ground each time that it goes over a bump. Your car’s suspension may not be able to remove all of the shock for some larger bumps, but, due to the springs’ flexibility and the absorption from the shocks, you are able to drive on the road at a relatively even keel.
Your car’s suspension also makes it possible for you to have greater stability when you steer the vehicle by maximizing the friction that is between the road and the tires. Lastly, the suspension of your car is extremely helpful in ensuring that the car lasts a long time. The kind of pressure that the car experiences would really tax it overtime without the suspension. So with a properly functioning suspension, the other parts of your car should last a long time.
Do You Need A Repair?
If your car’s suspension has recently been damaged or you are concerned about how well it is currently functioning, bring your car in to Paskett Auto. We employ several experienced and professional mechanics who will be able to determine how to best repair your suspension. For more information about how we can be of assistance to you, reach out today.