The suspension coil springs are part of your vehicle’s shock absorbing suspension system. Each wheel has one spring, which goes in between the lower control arm and upper control arm and helps the shock absorbers absorb shocks from the road to give you a smooth ride. It is rare for suspension coil springs to wear out. They usually last the lifetime of the car. Some vehicle suspensions do not use coil springs – they can use leaf springs, torsion bars, or a combination of these systems.
Coil springs should be replaced in pairs – both front or both rear. The vehicle should be given an alignment after replacing coil springs.
How it’s done:
Verify that the suspension spring coils are bad.
Remove/replace faulty coils.
Make sure the car sits evenly on all four corners.
Suspension springs usually last for the duration of your vehicle’s life, so you don’t need to regularly check them or be proactive. However, if you notice that your car is not driving smoothly, or that it is leaning to one side, then you should have your suspension system inspected by a mechanic. You should also have your springs checked whenever another element of your vehicle’s suspension is being serviced.
What common symptoms indicate that you may need to replace your coil springs?
Car leans to one side or another.
Coil spring is broken.
Each wheel has a suspension spring that helps the vehicle absorb shock. The springs sit between the shock absorbing system’s upper and lower arms, and help the absorption process. Without functioning springs, the shock system absorbs a harmful amount of shock and stress, which negatively impacts the smoothness of your ride, and causes damage to the shock system. If you suspect that you have an issue with your vehicle’s coil springs or suspension system, come in to Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach today.