Cars Simplified: Everything Automotive Explained


Springs are a well-known component in a vehicle's suspension system. They allow the positions of wheels to change in relation to the chassis, reducing stress, vibration, and bumps while increasing wheel contact with the driving surface. Springs vary in width (circumfrence) and height, which offer different characteristics for different vehicles. Springs alone, however, would make for a very bouncy ride, so shock absorbers are used to prevent this.