What to know about the Suspension Spring Coils:
The vehicle suspension spring coils are components of the shock absorbing system. Every wheel comes with one suspension coil spring. The wheel is attached to the control arms through ball joints. The control arm is attached to the frame via the bushings. There are two control arms on each side of the vehicle. There stays a spring (suspension spring) in between the lower control arm and the upper control arm that assist the shock absorbers absorb the shocks to offer you a smooth ride.
It is uncommon for the suspension spring coils to wear out. They often last for the lifetime of the vehicle. Some suspension system make do not use coil springs. They can use leaf springs, torsion bars, or a combo of these systems.
Facts to Note:
Suspension spring coils are changed in pairs (both front and both rear).
The vehicle will require being taken to a shop for wheel alignment after this service. Mobile mechanics do not have the equipment to align wheels.
How to Fix:
Confirm that the suspension spring coils are bad.
Remove/replace faulty coils.
Be sure the car stays evenly on all the four corners.
Suspension springs are made to last for the duration of your car’s life, so you don’t need to frequently 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 must have your shock system checked by a mechanic. You should equally have your suspension springs inspected whenever another element of your shock system is being worked on.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Suspension Spring Coils:
Car leans to one side or another.
Coil spring is damaged.
Importance of this service:
Every 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.