Cars and trucks are comprised of suspension geometry that might look foreign to us, and while it might actually be a bit harder to understand than putting gas in your car and taking off, it’s actually not as hard as many people think it is. Below are a few insights to leaf spring and conventional spring suspensions that you can jot down and study.

Leaf Spring Suspensions

Something that isn’t seen on too many cars nowadays is the leaf spring suspension. This type of platform is based on older, Europe designed suspension that relies on spring steel cross sections that provide both suspension and damping while driving. Most of the time, you’ll find these suspensions attached to the frame of the car, or attached at one end and shackled at the other. 

Traditional Springs

In most modern cars, you’ll find a regular shock and spring suspension on the 4 corners. This is usually paired with bump stops, an OEM spring, and shocks/struts that allow the car to respond to changing road conditions and keep you comfortable at the same time. In most cases, this has become the standard suspension choice for many due to its ease of replacement, modification, and fine tuning overall.

If you’re experiencing a suspension issue or just want yours checked out to be safe, make sure to head somewhere that houses technicians who can accurately and meticulously work on your car to diagnose your next steps.

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