The suspension system provides stability and smoothness to the wheels and tires of your vehicle as you’re driving. The wheels are connected to the suspension system by components called control arms. There are an upper control arm and lower control arm connected to the wheels which provide them with both synchronization and stabilization as they’re
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Any mechanical object with wheels that move on the ground will have wheel bearings attached to them. It doesn’t matter if you have a bicycle or automobile because they all contain wheel bearings. These bearings could be any shape or size too. It all depends on the make and model of your car or bicycle.
The wheel bearing is a metal ring which holds a series of small steel balls together. The purpose of a wheel bearing is to reduce friction so that the wheel can rotate smoothly. A wheel bearing is connected to a wheel hub and metal axle shaft toward the center of the wheel. There is a
As your vehicle is in motion, there will be several incidences where you’ll have to step on the brake pedal to slow down or stop. When you step on the brake pedal, your vehicle should stay straight if it is moving straight. However, if the vehicle ever pulls excessively to the right or left side
The wheels and tires of your vehicle are connected to an overall suspension system. This is a system comprised of many other components too. All these components share the same purpose, which is to help the vehicle move on the ground. If you have a front wheel drive vehicle, then you’ll have a lower control
The shocks and struts are very important components when it comes to stabilizing and securing the body of the vehicle. Shocks, also known as shock absorbers, are responsible for minimizing the movement of the suspension and spring. In other words, shocks prevent your vehicle from bouncing around as it moves on the road. Struts are
If you get regular tune-ups or oil changes to your vehicle, then you’ve probably heard the service person recommend that you get wheel alignments and wheel balances done. This is not always just some gimmick they say to get you to purchase additional services. Periodically, the wheels of your vehicle need to be aligned and
The wheels under your vehicle need to be vertically positioned properly. That way, they can move very smoothly on the ground or road beneath them. The angle of your wheels is referred to as their camber. There are two types of camber that your wheels can have; negative camber and positive camber. Negative camber means
It should not be too hard to understand the function of shock absorbers. Their purpose is to help absorb the shock which comes from driving a vehicle on the road. After all, there are a lot of uneven surfaces on roads. If you drive on a road that is bumpy or gritty, you’ll want your
Constant-velocity joints, better known as CV joints, are components of the drivetrain in any modern vehicle. When the transmission generates power, the CV joints transfer this power to the wheels under the vehicle. Another name for a transmission is a gearbox because it is comprised of gears that make the vehicle move a certain way.