Why Upgrade or Replace Your Car Suspension Parts?

Date Posted:9 March 2018 

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Have you found that your vehicle has become susceptible to bumps on the road and is unpleasant to drive? Perhaps you have already spent a significant amount on car suspension repairs which never seems to address the problem. So what can be done about it?

Now if the situation described above sounds a lot like the problem you are having, then you might think that there is no other way around it but to purchase a new vehicle, which is often not the case. You need only replace your existing car suspension with a better one.

The function of a car suspension system

You might be wondering -- why is there a need to upgrade your vehicle suspension? Before we answer the question, it would be best to understand the purpose a car suspension serves.

Simply put, a car suspension system is designed to isolate the vehicle chassis from the road and prevent vibrations throughout the rest of the components. Cars with poor suspension will make you stagger at the slightest bumps on the road. In worst cases, the excessive vibrations may damage vehicle components and make steering difficult which makes it a safety issue.

Consider the following benefits of upgrading to a  performance auto suspension system:

Improve steering -- quality suspension parts keep wheels in proper alignment relative to the road. Such alignment is essential in preventing the vehicle from tipping or rolling over when cornering at high speeds.

Better drive quality -- performance suspension systems are adept at making rapid adjustments to tyre loads that are barely noticeable to passengers. These adjustments help keep the tires firmly on the road when accelerating and braking.

Absorb excessive vibrations -- quality suspension systems prevent excessive vibrations from affecting the body of the vehicle as the wheels come in contact with a variety of road conditions. Hence a poor suspension system can make your ride uncomfortable and a source of unwanted distraction for drivers.

Your options in a car suspension system

There are primarily two types of car suspension systems -- Dependent and Independent suspension. They both make use of coil springs, torsion bars and shock absorbers but work quite differently from each other. The right choice will depend on the application and the results which you want to achieve.

In an independent suspension, the components of each wheel work independently from all the others (except vehicles equipped with anti-roll bar). An independent car suspension also comes in various types which includes the coil spring, leaf spring and trailing arm suspension. Under these configurations, a bump on the road only affects the wheel that comes in contact with it, resulting in better traction and ride comfort.

In a dependent suspension system, the springs on the wheel of the front and rear of the vehicle are linked to the opposite side. Such configuration limits changes in the tyre angle thereby reducing wear and tear. Although they are not as comfortable as their counterparts, dependent suspension systems are cheaper to manufacture and more durable which makes it ideal for trucks and off-road applications.

Are you wondering how you can minimise the cost of performance car suspension systems? Also, where can you find the best deals? We have what you need here at "Prospeed Racing." Browse through our selection of quality auto performance parts online or call us today on 02 4340 1789 for any questions or concerns.