CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

The suspension is critical to the overall performance of a vehicle because it affects how each one of the tires remains in contact with the pavement, and that affects ride and handling:

  • Ride: a vehicle’s ability to “smooth out” a bumpy road.
  • Handling: a vehicle’s ability to respond to acceleration, braking, and cornering forces.

THERE ARE TWO BASIC TYPES OF SUSPENSION

Independent

Allows each wheel to react independently to the ruts and bumps in a road – that way, when one wheel hits a bump, none of the other wheels are affected.

Rigid

This is an axle where the left and right wheels are connected, so when one wheel hits a bump, the other wheel reacts as well. A rigid axle (also known as a solid axle) is most often used in truck applications because it can handle a heavier load.

A variety of components affect ride and handling, including spring rates, shock absorber damping, stabilizer bar configuration, suspension geometry and chassis rigidity.

 

MAINTAIN TRACTION

TT Shock Absorbers help control the springs by dampening the springs’ motion. This creates the necessary resistance when cornering.

Driving is no longer just about reaching a destination – the drive itself should be as pleasant, entertaining, and environmentally friendly as possible.

 

Modern cars are equipped with more electronics than ever before. And they are more dependent on the battery than ever before. They depend on a battery that provides full power in every situation and which can provide a reliable power supply to all electronic consumers.

A battery that is powerful enough to get you to your destination comfortably, safely, and efficiently. Because of this, it is more important than ever to have your car battery checked regularly. Did you know? 39% of all car breakdowns are caused by the battery. Don’t let it be you!