Common Automobile Suspension Issues

Common automobile suspension issues to make yourself aware.

How does the suspension system work?

Suspension system design varies between vehicles, but the basic function is to keep the tire in contact with the road at the correct angle while absorbing bumps and road imperfections. Commonly used components include: ball joints (which allow components to rotate and change angle), springs, shock absorbers or dampers (that limit the rebound of the springs), rubber bushings (that absorb shocks while allowing some movement), and sway bars with their linkages, (that limit the amount of vehicle roll during cornering).

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