How Does 4×4 Suspension Work?

The suspension system of your vehicle is one of its most important parts, as it is responsible for your vehicle’s handling and ride feel on the road. Two cars are unlikely to have the same type of suspension, so it is important to have professional mechanics assess yours if you experience any issues.

If you don’t keep on top of your suspension’s condition, you may quickly find that your vehicle is handling and steering poorly. If this is the case, it is time to get some replacement parts or take your car in for a service by a mechanic.

What Makes a Suspension System?

The suspension system in each 4×4 vehicle model is unique, consisting of many different components. Although the designs may be different, each car suspension works to serve the same purpose—to keep your vehicle driving smoothly, help you steer properly, absorb bumps, and keep your tyres in contact with the road.

Your car’s suspension is made up of springs and shock absorbers or dampers, while also having many smaller parts, including linkages, arms and joints, bushings and axle carriers.  Springs carry the weight of the vehicle and keep the tyres on the road while allowing the vehicle to move up and down when you drive over bumpy roads or potholes, preventing damage to your car. Dampers — also known as shock absorbers — and the strut, also help absorb bumps and shocks by working with the springs and control the energy or oscillation of the spring to provide a smooth ride and improve control and handling.

Anti-sway bars are an important part of most suspension systems, ensuring that movement on one wheel applies to the other, giving you a smoother drive over difficult terrain. Other parts, such as the bushes and joints, link the other pieces of the suspension system together.

Because your car’s suspension has so many different parts, they can deteriorate at different rates. Sometimes, you may need to buy individual 4×4 suspension parts. At Highfields Mechanical, we have everything you need to get your suspension working at its best again, whether you are looking for 4×4 accessories, suspension upgrade or a complete service.

Take Care of Your Suspension

It can be difficult to find a good suspension mechanic, seeing as there are so many different suspension systems with their own requirements. When you choose Highfields Mechanical, you will be getting a 4×4 and light vehicle mechanic that gives you the best suspension service and repairs.

The mechanics at Highfields Mechanical will ensure that your vehicle is in top condition, complete with excellent suspension. With our “SafeTstop” suspension and brake test lane we can quickly and accurately diagnose your suspension, brakes and alignment. Toowoomba residents consider us among the most trusted mechanics around, knowledgeable on all things car suspension and repairs.

If it’s time to have your suspension checked or serviced, get in contact with the experienced team at Highfields Mechanical today. Give us a call on (07) 4646 1780, or book an appointment online with our easy booking form.

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Get Ready for Your Next Offroad Adventure

Queensland presents some of the absolute best offroad adventure opportunities in Australia, with fantastic weather and incredible landscapes to explore. There are many unique places to visit, especially when your options are expanded with a 4×4 vehicle.

Given the vastness of Queensland, and Australia as a whole, it is always important to have the right 4×4 equipment, especially in remote areas. In an emergency, you want to be able to get your vehicle out of trouble on your own. That is why Campboss recovery gear and a quality car service are invaluable.

Make Sure Your Vehicle Is In Good Shape

Before setting out on any off road journey, it is essential to make sure that your vehicle is in the best possible condition, helping prevent breakdowns in the first place. If you are considering a 4×4 offroad adventure, bring your vehicle in to the experts at Highfields Mechanical and Offroad.

We guarantee quality service every time, specialising in four-wheel drives, diesel vehicles and light trucks. We will ensure that your vehicle is safe for whatever adventures you are planning. 

Whether you need a suspension service or some repairs, Highfields Mechanical and Offroad has you covered.

Have the Right Recovery Gear

Even if you have gotten a professional service by a 4×4 mechanic, it is important to be prepared in case of an emergency. When going on adventures in remote areas, any number of situations can occur that leave you in need of help. Roadside assistance could be hours away, or you could find yourself without phone reception. That is why it is essential to always be prepared.

At Highfields Mechanical and Offroad, we offer some of the absolute best in recovery equipment, from All 4 Adventure. Campboss equipment can help you get out of trouble and around hazards with ease. Whether you are in need of a high-quality hitch or strong and reliable rope, we are able to provide it. With a bush bundle or premium recovery system, you won’t have anything to worry about.

Let Us Help You Prepare for Your Next Adventure

If you are looking for quality offroad 4×4 accessories, our online store has everything you could possibly need.

To prepare for your next big adventure, get in contact with the Highfields Mechanical and Offroad team on (07) 4646 1780, or complete our simple contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Why Is Your Car’s Suspension So Important?

Your vehicle’s suspension system plays a crucial part in keeping you safe on the road. By managing the friction between the road and your tyres, the suspension system keeps you in control of the vehicle.

Car suspension that isn’t working properly might not seem like a pressing issue, but when left to deteriorate it can quickly become dangerous. The suspension has an impact on your steering, handling, and how the car manages over difficult terrains. 

Does My Suspension Need Repairs?

The suspension system on most vehicles is hardy and can last a long time without needing repairs, but it can also be damaged easily, generally through deep potholes, off-road driving, and hitting a rock or the curb.

If your suspension needs a service or repairs, you can usually tell through some common signs. Unexpected noises are often a sign of poor suspension, particularly while driving over bumps in the road. Difficulty with inclines, even small ones, or poor handling can also indicate an issue with your suspension system. Lastly, if your car vibrates while driving, it is time to get your vehicle checked by the professionals.

Driving with poor suspension is not recommended. Since you will be driving with suboptimal handling, you’ll be more likely to find yourself in an accident, leading to costly repairs, and more importantly, putting yourself in danger.

If your auto suspension isn’t at its best, you should get it serviced or repaired by a professional mechanic. Don’t leave your safety to chance.

What Does A Car Suspension Service Look Like?

A car’s suspension system is largely made of shock absorbers and struts which help you maintain control of the vehicle and reduce the impact of heavy bumps. When getting suspension servicing or repairs, a mechanic will closely check these parts and determine if any need to be replaced.

If one of the shocks needs replacing, it’s best to change all of them, allowing your car to handle evenly. It’s also important that quality parts are used, either of the manufacturer’s standard or higher.

Professional Auto Suspension Repairs

Highfields Mechanical is proudly partnered with the Bosch Car Service Network, giving you assurance that our mechanics are professionally trained, meeting the high standards of all Bosch workshops.

We’re your local experts when it comes to auto suspension, having the knowledge and tools necessary to provide suspension servicing and repairs. We ensure that our workshop is constantly updated with the best available equipment, making our repairs as smooth and effective as possible.

Issues with a car’s suspension are hard to diagnose and repair without the right tools and experience. Leave it to the experts at Highfields Mechanical to get the job done right. When you leave our workshop after a car suspension service, your vehicle will be driving smoother than ever.

If you have concerns about your car’s suspension system, get in touch with our friendly team on (07) 4696 7116 or fill out our booking form online.

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