Suspension Repair Christchurch



Suspension Repairs Christchurch

Beneath your car, a multitude of components work together in its suspension system. To assist you, we've compiled a convenient list of frequently encountered car suspension parts:

·       Shock absorbers.  These play a crucial role in mitigating and cushioning the impact of vibrations and jolts experienced while driving on uneven or rough terrain. These components typically consist of a piston and a cylinder containing hydraulic fluid

      Read Servo’s guide to Shock Absorbers

·       Springs are used to support the weight of the vehicle and absorb the impacts from driving over uneven surfaces. There are several types of springs used in car suspensions, including coil springs, leaf springs, and torsion bars.

      Read Servo’s guide to Springs

·       Control arms are used to connect the wheel hub to the vehicle frame or subframe, allowing for vertical movement of the wheel. They are typically made of metal and are often fitted with bushings or ball joints.

      Read Servo’s guide to Control Arms

·       Ball joints allow for rotational movement between the control arm and the wheel hub, while still providing support and stability. They are typically found in the front suspension of vehicles.

      Read Servo’s guide to Ball Joints

·       Stabilizer bars, also known as sway bars, are used to reduce body roll and improve handling when cornering. They connect the left and right wheels together, allowing them to work in unison.

      Read Servo’s guide to Sway Bars

·       Struts are similar to shock absorbers, but they also serve as a structural part of the suspension system. They are typically found in the front suspension of vehicles and are commonly used in MacPherson strut suspensions.

      Read Servo’s guide to Suspension Struts

·       Bushings are used to isolate and dampen vibrations between different suspension components, such as control arms and sway bars. They are typically made of rubber or polyurethane.

      Read Servo’s guide to Suspension Bushes

·       Wheel bearings allow the wheels to rotate smoothly and with minimal friction. They are typically made up of an inner and outer race, as well as a series of balls or rollers.

      Read Servo’s guide to Wheel Bearings

·       Tie rods are used to connect the steering rack or steering box to the steering knuckle. They help to control the direction of the vehicle's wheels and ensure proper alignment.

      Read Servo’s guide to Tie Rods

·       CV joints, or constant velocity joints, are used to transfer power from the transmission to the wheels while still allowing for rotational movement. They are typically found in front-wheel drive vehicles and are commonly used in independent suspension systems.

      Read Servo’s guide to CV Joints

These are just some of the common suspension components found in cars. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, there may be additional components or variations in the design and construction of these components.

Find out more about suspension maintenance and repairs for your vehicle by consulting with a Christchurch suspension professional by posting your job on Servo

Updated: 4 October 2023