The Car Steering and Suspension Channel explains the systems that help keep your car driving smoothly and precisely. Learn about auto suspension and steering.
The suspension system absorbs the bumps in the road to give you a smooth ride. The steering system allows the operator to control the left and right motions of the vehicle. Tires provide the traction (friction) necessary to maneuver the vehicle. Knowing tire specifications can be beneficial when making decisions about new tires. Uniform tire quality grading ratings make it easier for you to compare different tires. Abnormal tire wear patterns can show possible problems with the vehicle. Suspension and steering components work in conjunction with one another to provide a safe ride.
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Suspension and Steering in "Mad Mike's" 1200hp Drift Machine
When you're driving you tend to take things like the suspension and steering for granted, assuming that the ride will be smooth and that you'll be able to negotiate bends, tight manoeuvres and junctions with ease. However, the suspension and steering can be affected over time, with bumps in the road putting the suspension through a great deal of strain, even knocking the steering alignment so that it bears left or right when you wish to go straight ahead. Euro Car Parts are the UK's number one supplier of car parts and accessories, stocking a wide range of suspension and steering components and we can even advise you on the best parts for your car and how to fit them
Independent front suspension steering linkage
Ride comfort goes a long way towards making the driving experience more pleasurable, and problems with your suspension or steering can not only be uncomfortable, but can also cause long-term damage to the rest of your car.
Most of the roads that we drive on are not perfectly smooth and straight. S-curves, potholes, speed bumps, construction zones, and weather conditions make it necessary for vehicles to have control mechanisms. A properly working suspension and steering system gives the operator and passengers of the vehicle a smooth and pleasant ride. Shocks, struts, springs, and tires all assist in controlling the automobile by keeping the tires in contact with the road. This section presents the functions and components of suspension and steering systems.
The suspension system helps to control the up and down movement of the vehicle. During braking or going over bumps the suspension system helps provide stability, safety, and control of the vehicle.
The suspension components consist of many parts, all of which are attached to and become a part of the chassis. The chassis consists of some or all of the following components: