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There are many different types of steering and suspension components. The may include

  • Coil Springs / Helical Springs
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Ball Joints
  • Steering Tie Rod
  • Track / Tie Rod Ends
  • Track Control Arms / Wishbones
  • Stabilizer / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Link

All of these parts and many more play an integral part in the safety and funtion of the vehicles steering and suspension. Here at Car Spares LTD, we do take safety very seriously and offer all of our customers a choice of top brands, including

  • KYB Shock Absorber
  • KYB Coil Springs
  • MOOG Steering Components
  • Neox Shock Absorber
  • Neox Coil Springs

All of which have been relentlessly tested prior to leaving the factory to ensure that you, as a customer are getting the best possible brand and the best possible price. We also offer a range of Trade Branded options on all of our part, giving you the piece of mind that your not going to break the bank.

 

Below you can find out the role each part plays in the safety and functionality of the vehicle, and why it is so important to maintain your vehicle efficiently and correctly. Click the drop down boxes for more information

 

Coil Springs are used to store energy and subsequently release it. It both maintains a force between contacting surfaces when expanded and absorbs shock when compressed. The Coil Springs are made from a strong metal and molded into a spring shape. Some things that may effect the Coil Springs are poor quality Coil Spring wire or corrosion. All of our Coil Springs are vigorously tested and made to O.E Specifications. This means that you as a customer can have faith in knowing that all of our KYB Coil Springs And NEOX Coil Springs are right for the job.

Many manufacturers recommend you change the Coil Springs in pairs, this ensures that both sides of the vehicle is safe and secure. Failure to do so could have multiple negative impacts such as further financial cost to yourself. Coil Springs are usually replaced in pairs meaning when one Coil Spring fails, the other Coil Spring is not usually far behind, and because they are so vital to the overall handling of the vehicle, the uneven ride due to failure of replacing in pairs, can impact several severe safety risks.

 

Negatives Of Changing The Coil Springs Singularly

  • Less Responsive Steering
  • Increased Brake Distance
  • Less Tyre Surface On The Road
  • Increased Tyre Wear

 

➤     You Can Find Our Coil Springs Here

 

Shock Absorbers are a necessary part of car suspension. Most vehicles have one shock absorber for each of the four tires. They play a very important role in a vehicle’s suspension system. The main purpose of the Shock Absorber is to moderate and limit the body movements of the vehicle. When you are driving the vehicle will move in several directions (up, down, left and right) in various degrees.

Other purposes of the Shock Abosrbers include :

  • Stabilize Vehicle Ride
  • Stabilize Vehicle Tyres
  • Minimalize Tyre Wear
  • Reduce Overall Suspension Wear

Similar To Coil Springs, many manufacturers recommend you change the Shock Absorbers in pairs, this ensures that both sides of the vehicle is safe and secure. Failure to do so could have multiple negative impacts such as further financial cost to yourself. Shock Absorbers are usually replaced in pairs meaning when one Shock Absorber fails, the other Shock Absorber is more prone to damages causing that one to fail sooner than expected, and because they are so vital to the overall handling of the vehicle, the uneven ride due to failure of replacing in pairs, can impact several severe safety risks.

All of our Shock Absorbers are vigorously tested and made to O.E Specifications. This means that you as a customer can have faith in knowing that all of our KYB Shock Absorbers And NEOX Shock Absorbers are right for the job, and know they are going to last.

 

➤     You Can Find Our Shock Absorbers Here

 

 

Ball Joints are spherical bearings that connect the Track Control arms to the Steering Knuckle, which contains the Wheel Hub Bearing aassembly. Ball Joints are used on virtually every vehicle made and work similarly to to the ball and socket design in the human hip.

The Ball Joint consists of a bearing stud and socket, all enclosed in a rubber-like casing. The Bearing Stud part of the Ball Joint is tapered and threaded and fits into a tapered hole in the steering knuckle. The Protective casing in which everything is enclosed, prevents debris from getting into the Ball Joint Assemble. The rubber-like casing allows movements and expansion of lubricant.

On modern vehicles, Ball Joints are the pivot between the wheels and the suspension of an automobile, and are today almost universally used in the front suspension. Ball joints play a critical role in the safe operation of an automobile's steering and suspension.

Signs of a failing Ball Joint may start with a sudden popping-like sound as a result of ball joint dismantling. Then it keeps on with clicking, bursting or snapping sound when the wheel is turned and eventually turn into a squeaking sound when the vehcile comes to a stop. Another symptom of a failing Ball Joint could be 'thud' noises coming from front suspension when going over bumps.

Other symptons of a failing Ball Joint may include :

  • Excessive vibration from the front of the vehicle
  • Steering wondering to the left or right

 

➤     You Can Find Our Ball Joints Here

 

A Steering Tie Rod is the connecting rod of two front wheels in a motor vehicle's steering components which ensures that the wheels turn at the same angle. These components under go regular wear and tear. The Track / Tie Rods under go more pressure and more susceptable to damages when the vehicle

  • Drives up curbs
  • Hit Potholes
  • Encounter other road problems that causes impact behind the tyre

The Track or Tie Rod is crucial for turning the vehicle, which is obviously a necessity when driving. When the Track or Tie Rod breaks, it is impossible to steer the vehicle. The Track or Tie Rod attaches to the top and bottom of the tyre and keep in secured to the rest of the steering infrastructure.

Track or Tie Rods are more prone to

  • Corrosion
  • Warping
  • Breaking

than any other Steering And Suspension Components of the vehicle

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Track Control Arms, also known as Wishbones is a hinged suspension link between the chassis and the suspension hub which carries the wheel. The chassis end of a control arm is attached by a single pivot, usually a rubber bushing, which can then control the wheel side of the wishbone and maintain the distance from the chassis side mount. To allow front wheels to turn, the outer end of the Track Control Arm / Wishbone is connected to the steering knuckle though a Ball Joint. In most vehicles, the control arm is one of 2 shapes.

  • A Shape
  • L Shape

In which 2 ends connect to the chassis. Furthermore in some vehicles the Track Control Arm / Wishbone is a singular link with a Ball Joint on one end, and a rubber bushing on the other. Track Control Arms / Wishbones are key components in holding the 2 front wheels on the road. If a Track Control Arm / Wishbone is :

  • Worn
  • Damaged
  • Bent
  • Mis-Shaped
  • Corroded
  • Any Other Defect or Damage

The Vehicle Is Not Safe To Drive

Some common symptoms of a defective Track Control Arm / Wishbone

  • Popping Noises when going over bumps
  • Clunking Noises when going over bumps
  • Popping Noises when accelerating
  • Popping Noises when decelerating
  • Clunking Noises when accelerating
  • Clunking Noises when decelerating
  • Vehicle may feel unstable and wander during braking

than any other Steering And Suspension Components of the vehicle

 

➤     You Can Find Our Track Control Arms / Wishbones Here

 

Stabilizer Links / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Links are intended to force each side of the vehicle to lower, or rise, to similar heights, to reduce the sideways tilting (roll) of the vehicle on curves, sharp corners, or large bumps. With the Stabilizer Links / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Links removed, a vehicle's wheels can tilt away by much larger distances. Although there are many variations in design of the Stabilizer Links / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Links, a common function is to force the opposite wheel's shock absorber, spring or suspension rod to lower, or rise, to a similar level as the other wheel. In a fast turn, a vehicle tends to drop closer onto the outer wheels, and the Stabilizer Links / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Links soon forces the opposite wheel to also get closer to the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle tends to "hug" the road closer in a fast turn, where all wheels are closer to the body.

The main two symptoms of a defective Stabilizer Link / Drop Link / Anti-Roll Bar Link are :

  • Clunking or rattling noises from the tire area
  • Poor handling or loose steering wheel

than any other Steering And Suspension Components of the vehicle

 

➤     You Can Find Our Stabilizer Links / Drop Links / Anti-Roll Bar Links Here