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Auto Service Guide on Suspension Systems

Originally developed by an automotive engineer in the late 1940s, the MacPherson struts have been widely standardized in the front suspension systems of most passenger vehicles in North America. These classic components are compatible with an independent configuration that enables optimum freedom of movement of the chassis.

The rear suspension system of a modern car is available with a few common arrangements, such as double wishbone and multi-link. Independent operation is also highly desirable for such mechanical designs that respond to the loading in the trunk and rear seats. Shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and control arms are some other essential accessories in a modern suspension system. Additionally, traditional springs with high stiffness ratings are installed in nearly all cars on today's highways. Springs are wrapped over dampers to minimize mechanical vibrations in the body and cabin. Contact Volvo Cars Normal to have your vehicle's suspension system checked for any wear or damage.



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