Shocks & Suspension Parts
Alongside our tyre service facilities, Tyre Africa also specialises in shocks and suspension. Any vehicle’s suspension and steering system serves several purposes. It’s most important ones of which include allowing the wheels to move independent of the vehicle. The suspension parts ensure that it remains stable and in contact with the surface of the road.
Ensuring a vehicle can fulfil these tasks requires regular steering and suspension parts . This includes regular checks for any “play” on the steering wheel. Worn and/or loose steering and suspension parts have several negative impacts. These include shock absorbers, steering rack-ends, control arms, ball joints, and stabiliser rudders.
Perform regular checks on the suspension and steering system for any uncontrolled motion. Worn shock absorbers, steering rackends, control arms, ball joints, and stabilizer rubbers, will result in:
- Poor handling of the vehicle. This is potentially dangerous when turning or braking sharply.
- Loss of stability. This may make the vehicle more vulnerable to tipping. Additionally, it also increases wear on other components.
- Excessive tyre wear on the vehicle, reducing their effective mileage.
- Increased fuel consumption, which is a direct result of the increased tyre wear.
Perform regular visual checks on your tyres and know what signs to look for. In doing so, you will be able to identify any problems they may have. There may be obvious or abnormal signs of damage or wear on the tyres or suspension parts. If this is the case, Tyre Africa offers a free suspension check as a part of their tyre services.