Suspension, Springs and Related Components
The suspension system of a vehicle is responsible for providing a smooth and comfortable ride, as well as ensuring that the wheels maintain proper contact with the road. The suspension system is made up of a variety of components, including springs, shock absorbers, struts, and related components.
Springs are a key component of the suspension system, and they work by absorbing and dissipating the energy that is generated by driving over uneven surfaces or bumps in the road. There are two main types of springs used in suspension systems: coil springs and leaf springs. Coil springs are made of a coiled steel wire, while leaf springs are made of several thin steel plates stacked together.
Shock absorbers and struts are also important components of the suspension system. Shock absorbers work by reducing the bounce and vibration of the vehicle, while struts combine the shock absorber and structural components into one unit. Struts are typically found on the front of the vehicle, while shock absorbers are used on the rear.