The suspension system, located between the frame and the wheels, is an important component of a safe and easy drive. Ideally, your suspension will take in the bumps and other road imperfections so the people inside the car can travel comfortably. It’s also important so the driver can steer the car easily and turn safely. Think about it—a bump in the road causes your wheel to move up and down. What you need is a system that will absorb the energy of that up and down motion, while allowing the frame and body to ride undisturbed. These components of your suspension have to withstand an enormous amount of stress compared to other major systems in a car. Especially with the potholes here in Sonoma County! The positioning of every component in your front end is very important for the front wheels to steer and maintain alignment for safe vehicle operation. Still, with so much movement and force happening within your suspension, parts eventually wear out or become damaged.