Westwing Motors offers to our clients in Blanchardstown and surrounding areas professional Car Steering and Suspension Check & Repair.
- Identifying Suspension Problems
- What are the 4 types of suspension system?
- What is steering and suspension system?
- Which type of suspension is best?
- Why do cars use steering system?
- What is the best car for bumpy roads?
- Other repairing services from Westwing Motors for Dublin 15 area
The vehicle’s steering and suspension system comprises of many components and assemblies, including steering racks, steering boxes, coil springs, leaf springs, shock absorbers, ball joints, bushes and mountings, stabiliser links, to name but a few.
Identifying Suspension Problems
A faulty or damaged suspension is not something that should not be taken lightly as it is an instrumental part to the vehicle and is needed to absorb impact, improve handling and even ensures even tyre wear.
Heavy steering is a stiff sensation in the steering wheel, making turning the steering wheel more effort and the car seem heavier when turning. There are a number of reasons why this may have occurred.
Faulty Power Steering Belt
Another cause of heavy steering is the steering belt has become damaged or loose. The steering belt is essential to the whole steering system, without it there would be no power in the steering and can even cause a fault with the air conditioning compressor and alternator. The belt may become damaged through general use over time as the belt material begins to wear down.
Low tyre pressure
If you find that it is hard to steer at low speeds this can be an indication of low tyre pressure. The tyres of your vehicle need to be at the recommended tyre pressure as advised by the vehicle manufacturer. Tyre pressures are often listed in your vehicle handbook or on a label inside the fuel filler cap or passenger doors. We keep up to date technical information in all branches and would be happy to help if you cannot locate this information yourself. If the tyre pressure in the tyres is too low, this will lead to stiff and sluggish steering.
What are the 4 types of suspension system?
Modern springing systems are based on four basic designs. Get to know these four spring classes: leaf springs, coil springs, torsion bars, and air springs.
What is steering and suspension system?
Your steering system and suspension system are two separate systems that work in tandem to keep your car under control. In a way, your steering system selects the direction of the suspension system and the car simply follows along as it is riding atop of the suspension system.
Which type of suspension is best?
Multi-link and dual wishbone systems are the holy grail of suspension designs, allowing engineers to achieve agile handling without compromising ride quality.
Why do cars use steering system?
The main functions of the steering system is to provide vehicle turning per will of the driver, directional stability, it converts the rotary movement of the steering wheel into an angular turn of front wheels, and absorbs road shock from being transmitted to a driver’s hands.
What is the best car for bumpy roads?
- Fiat Panda City Cross.
- Suzuki Ignis.
- Citroen C4 Cactus.
- Skoda Octavia Scout.
- Volvo S90.
- Ford Focus Active.
- Dacia Duster.
- Mercedes S-Class.
What is the best suspension system for an SUV and why?
Twin-tube shocks are the best choice if you are looking to equip your vehicle for comfortable daily driving. The twin-tube design is the most common suspension design found in cars, light trucks, vans, and SUVs. Its technology focuses on improved handling and control characteristics.