Garden Grove Coil Spring Repair
Most of today’s modern vehicles have Coil springs, generally on smaller vehicles like sedans. Coil springs are available in soft or hard variations depending their use. For example, if they are used on a large vehicle, the coil spring will be hard to offer maximum support for the excessive weight and the softer sprigs for lighter vehicles. Coil springs go to each wheel, forming a central compression zone. The Coil spring has a helical appearance and goes around the struts or shocks. Although, on some vehicles, they are mounted individually. This simple innovation comes in handy for a smooth ride.
Coil springs became prominent during the ’70s with the changes in automobile technology, but they have been around since the early 1900s. Today’s springs have many applications due to their versatility. You find them on everything from standard sedans to sports cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks. The coil springs main function is to support the vehicle at a desired height, also to maintain alignment and to help absorb road shock transmitted through the tires and shock absorbers.
The endless flexing during normal use will gradually weaken your vehicles suspension system, which in turn will allow the vehicle to sag from one side or the other. Once this sag becomes pronounced, your entire vehicle will be affected. One in particular is your steering components shift out of position, resulting in altering the steering linkage geometry. But there is good news, what’s been lost from the older worn out coil springs can be completely repaired with the installation of new coil springs. This will get your vehicle back to it’s original factory height and driving like it should.
How often do you have to get coil springs inspected?
Most all manufacturers recommend getting your vehicle’s coil springs inspected at regular intervals along with your entire suspension system that can include struts, shocks, sway bar links, bushings and more. Most reputable auto repair shops will do this when you bring your vehicle in for it’s recommended oil service. A quick visual inspection can detect any sag problems from front to rear or from side to side. Upon a visual inspection under your vehicle, we will also look for the two ends of the control arms that can be out of level, damaged or worn rubber bumpers and of course worn spring coils. All these elements can indicate weak coil springs. If you also live or often drive your vehicle in a colder climate where roads are often salted in winter weather, you should consider having your steering and suspension system checked more often due o the fact that salt can cause speed up your spring corrosion.
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs