YOUR CAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The suspension system affects vehicle safety and comfort while driving. The life expectancy of a new vehicle lasts only about 3 to 5 years. Inaccurate suspension selection can cause damage to other parts of the vehicle, poor driving, shaking, bouncing around the bend, broken tires and discomforting noise.
Shock Absorber aims to control the movement of vehicles when tires come in contact with road surfaces by controlling the rebound of its suspension springs. It acts as a restraint on the suspension system to slow down the bounce caused by the coil spring and put the vehicle back in control. Without the shock absorber function, the vehicle will not respond properly when you slow down the vehicle due to bouncing or uneven road conditions. As long as your vehicle’s tyres remain in contact with the road, steering, road handling and braking response will be optimal, ensure smooth, comfortable and safe drive.
The function of coil springs is to absorb road shock, as well as support and maintain the vehicle at its designed height. The movement of the spring is controlled by the action of the shock absorber. The shock absorber does not actually absorb shock, it simply dampens the spring movement. Shock absorbers do not carry vehicle weight or effect vehicle ride height. Coil springs are rated by their spring rate measured in pounds per inch. This Is the total load distributed over the travel from the free height to the loaded height of the coil spring.
Coil springs are dual action and must respond to both the jounce and rebound of the suspension movement. The spring and shock absorber together keep the tires in contact with the road surface, providing adequate traction, steering, efficiency and ride comfort.