Fullerton Coil Spring Repair
Coil springs are common found on most modern vehicles, generally smaller vehicles like sedans. Coil spring have a helical appearance and goes around the struts or shocks. Although, on some vehicles, they are mounted individually.
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, this comes in handy for a smooth ride.
Coil springs have been around for at least 100 years, but they became prominent during the ’70s with the changes in automobile technology. 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.
Continual flexing during normal use will gradually weakens your vehicles overall suspension system, which in turn will allow the car to sag for one side or the other. Once this sag becomes pronounced, your entire vehicle will be affected. Steering components shift out of position, resulting in altering the steering linkage geometry. But there is some good news, what’s been lost from the older coil springs can be completely repaired with the installation of new set of coil springs. This will get your vehicle back to it’s factory correct height and driving like on a cloud again.
When should you have your coil springs inspected?
Most all manufacturers will 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 an oil change. A quick visual inspection can detect any obvious sag from front to rear or from side to side. Upon 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 Fullerton – Orange County, CA
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