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Your Front Suspension and Everything You Need To Know!

We value each and every customer. And that’s why we like to keep our customers up to speed with what’s really happening under that beautiful bonnet of their cars!

 

What does the front suspension consist of?

The suspension system consists of tires, the air in the tires, springs, shock absorbers, struts, arms, bars, linkages, bushings, and joints. The suspension system components are located between the frame of the vehicle and the road.

 

What are the three types of suspension?

There are three basic types of suspension components: linkages, springs, and shock absorbers.

 

What is the main difference between a front and a rear suspension?

The main reason for the difference is due to the different design goals between front and rear suspension, whereas suspension is usually symmetrical between the left and right of the vehicle

 

What are signs of suspension problems?

Common signs of suspension problems

·         Pulling to one side when driving. …

·         Feeling every bump. …

·         One corner sits low. …

·         Diving, rolling and/or squatting. …

·         Difficulty when steering.

·         When your steering becomes difficult, especially when driving at low speeds, it means that there might be a problem with your suspension or steering systems. …

·         Oily shock absorbers.

 

What causes a car suspension to go bad?

It’s usually easy to tell if your car’s suspension is having issues, but it can be difficult to diagnose the actual cause of the problems. Bad or worn shocks, struts, springs, tie rods or ball joints can cause costly damage to your vehicle and make it unsafe to drive.

 

How long does a car suspension last?

Those variables make it virtually impossible to assign a number of years or miles as a broad stroke, though we would expect shock absorbers (or struts on vehicles with strut-type suspensions that incorporate the shocks into an assembly with springs and other suspension parts) to last at least four or five years unless 

 

What are the signs of a bad ball joint?

One of the most common symptoms of a problem with suspension ball joints is clunking noises coming from the vehicle’s front suspension. As ball joints wear out they become loose in the socket and rattle and knock as the suspension travels up and down over the road.

 

What is the purpose of suspension?

The primary functions of the suspension system include maximizing the contact between the tires and the road surface, providing steering stability and good handling, evenly supporting the weight of the vehicle (including the frame, engine, and body), and ensuring the comfort of passengers by absorbing and dampening 

 

What noise do bad shocks make?

As shocks and bushings wear, they lose their ability to properly support the strut. The result is that the strut can bottom out. When the strut bottoms out, the metal-to-metal contact can cause a knocking sound that emanates from the front or rear wheels.

 

How do I know if my lower ball joints are bad?

Manual Test

To check a ball joint for horizontal play you need to grab the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions of the wheel and rock the top and bottom of the wheel in and out. If you can hear clunking or grinding or you can see excessive movement in the ball joint then it probably needs to be replaced.

 

What does a bad suspension sound like?

If an upper bearing plate is damaged, the strut may need to be replaced. … Symptoms of a bad bearing plate include: Steering noise such as snapping, popping, creaking or groaning sounds when turning. Suspension noise such as clunking, rattling or popping on rough roads.

 

How dangerous is a worn ball joint?

Dangers of worn ball joints

A worn ball joint is not a problem that should be put off—a catastrophic failure of any ball joint will result in your front suspension coming apart and causing loss of control of your vehicle.

 

Here at Vagspeccentre Menlyn we absolutely do not want our customers driving around with a suspension parts that needs to be replaced.

With each and every repair the entire car is inspected and the customer is advised about parts that needs to be replaced and a estimate is also given to the Customer.

This estimate is valid for 7 days and after this a new quote needs to be done.

We know how important it is in todays life to have a reliable car and more important a reliable service centre.

That’s why we are the VW and Audi Specialist specialize in your VW and Audi.

 

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Trust the Vagspeccentre Menlyn Team!!!!!


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