The coil springs in your suspension system, along with your struts and shocks, all work to reduce road impact, spread the weight of your vehicle, and keep all four of your wheels in contact with the ground. How tightly would the springs are and the rigidity of the suspension springs can also have an impact on your vehicle’s handling and performance.
Torsion bars and leaf springs are often found on trucks, utility and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as automobiles that are older than 1985. Today’s most common suspension springs used on vehicles are coil springs.
How Do Car Coil Springs Work?
Car Coil springs, also known as suspensions springs, are produced with wide gap coils that compress to soak up the impact when tires go over rough terrain. In any vehicle, you’ll find springs, shocks, and struts working like an inseparable team. The struts physically support the springs and shocks operate with springs to prevent your car from bouncing up and down.
In addition to making your ride less bouncy and jostled, coil springs and struts are also a crucial part that keeps your vehicle off the ground, by giving it height. Without the struts and springs, your car would hang unsafely low to the ground.
When Do My Car’s Springs Need to Be Serviced?
We tell our customers to have your coil springs inspected at regularly along with your struts, shocks, bushings, sway bar links, and the other parts of your suspension system. Especially if you live in a cold climate with roads salted for winter weather, you should consider having your steering and suspension system checked more often since salt can result in faster spring corrosion and cracking.
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