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Suspension

Your car's suspension is a 'system' of shock absorbers, components and springs that connect your vehicle to the road via your wheels and tyres.

There are a number of reasons why it is important that your car's suspension is in good condition:

  • It helps your car's road holding ability
  • It can reduce your braking distance
  • It keeps you and your passengers comfortable by helping to reduce vibrations, bumps and road noise

Making sure your suspension is tuned properly involves making sure that your car's wheels are in contact with the surface of the road as much as possible. This is because all the forces acting on your car do so through the tyres' contact with the road.

A healthy suspension also helps you to ensure that your vehicle, you and your passengers and your luggage are protected from damage.

Due to wear and tear, springs and shock absorbers do wear out. So, it's important that you have them checked on a regular basis. At Xpress Fit, we can check your suspension and fit new springs and shock absorbers where necessary. Booking your suspension check is easy. Simply use the online form.

Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are a critical part of your vehicle's suspension system. They help to reduce the impact of bumps and vibrations from the road surfaces which, in turn, give you a more comfortable ride. Healthy shock absorbers also help the handling of your vehicle and can reduce your braking distance.

When you go over a bump in your car, the springs in your suspension are compressed. They are then released, flexing before they settle back to their original shape. The job of the shock absorber is to dampen the spring in order that your car doesn't bounce up and down as the spring returns to its normal shape.

The shock absorber works because it is filled with a hydraulic gas or fluid. When it is compressed, a piston forced the fluid through a hole in the cylinder of the shock absorber. As this happens slowly, the spring cannot flex and this results in your tyres remaining in good contact with the surface of the road.

Shock absorbers do wear out over time, and such a fault will make your vehicle more difficult to handle as well as less safe. So, it is vital that you get your suspension checked on a regular basis. We're suspension specialists and can diagnose and repair any suspension problem you have, including worn shock absorbers. Don't risk your comfort or safety - book your car in for a suspension check today using the online form.

Suspension Springs

Springs are a critical part of your vehicle's suspension system. They help to reduce the impact of bumps and vibrations from the road surfaces which, in turn, give you a more comfortable ride. Healthy springs also help the handling of your vehicle and can reduce your braking distance.

When you go over a bump in your car, the springs in your suspension are compressed. They are then released, flexing before they settle back to their original shape. The shock absorbers then take over, dampening the springs in order that your car doesn't bounce up and down as the spring returns to its normal shape.

The springs are one of the most hard-working parts of your car and move many millions of times every year. In addition, more speed bumps and pot holes put additional pressure on your vehicle's springs, leading to sagging or snapping.

Springs can wear out or snap, and such a fault will make your vehicle more difficult to handle as well as less safe. So, it is vital that you get your suspension checked on a regular basis. We're suspension specialists and can diagnose and repair any suspension problem you have, including snapped springs. Don't risk your comfort or safety - book your car in for a suspension check today using the online form.

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