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Vehicle Suspension Parts - Function and Maintenance

Vehicle Suspension Parts - Function and Maintenance | The Model Garage

While the allure of speed and design often takes the spotlight, it's the vehicle suspension that silently ensures a smooth and controlled ride - without it, not even the most powerful car will stay on the road. But how does it work exactly and why is it so important?

Understanding Suspension Components


At the core of every suspension system lies the spring -  it bears the weight of the vehicle and absorbs the undulating terrain. Acting as the foundation, springs come in various forms, from traditional coil springs to the more modern air springs, each contributing to the nuanced art of ride comfort.

Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers step into this chaotic drive, converting kinetic energy into heat and keeping the vehicle grounded. Without them, every bump would be an unwelcome intrusion into the driver's experience.


Struts play a pivotal role in maintaining vehicle alignment and support, acting as a multifunctional component that combines the duties of a spring and shock absorber. Their integration into the suspension system simplifies the design, creating a seamless blend of form and function.

How Suspension Parts Collaborate

The springs, shock absorbers, and struts engage, ensuring a balance between comfort and performance. The suspension system becomes a dynamic entity, responding to the ever-changing landscape beneath the tires.

Maintenance Matters

Routine Checks

Regular inspections of suspension components are akin to preventive healthcare for your vehicle. Detecting issues early on prevents a cascade of problems, preserving the integrity of the suspension system. Keep an eye out for signs such as uneven tire wear, bouncing sensations, or fluid leaks.

Tightening the Bolts

A vehicle's suspension thrives on tightened bolts and connections. Loose components can lead to a cacophony of noises and compromise the safety and stability of the ride. A routine check of these connections is a simple yet crucial step in maintenance.

Maintenance and care are essential- as with every other component and system. When it is time for a check-up or repairs need to be done, contact The Model Garage, and our team will be happy to help!

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