For safety and comfort – even on uneven roads and with heavy loads – the right replacement parts make all the difference.
Driving would be extremely uncomfortable and unsafe without suspension. To transfer the forces of braking and acceleration, as well as the wheel forces in curves, it is necessary to maintain a constant connection between the vehicle and the road. Air springs and shock absorbers are the main components of chassis suspension. The spring carries the weight of the vehicle and allows the axle to move up and down to compensate for uneven roads and potholes.
Air Springs for Different Loads and Heights
As a means of increasing comfort and driving stability, air springs offer the decisive benefit of being adaptable to the vehicle’s current load condition with a variably adjustable air pressure. This ensures that the load is treated lightly. Furthermore, the adjustable frame height makes it easier to approach ramps of different heights and simplifies handling when changing trailers and swapping bodies.
Keeping Swinging Under Control
Shock absorbers are necessary components since springs can swing. They dampen this swinging and help maintain the tyres’ contact with the road. Worn and defective shock absorbers can cause the driving behaviour of the vehicle to deteriorate and the braking distance can also increase because of the poor road contact of the wheels.