Get the 411 on car suspension

Do you know what suspension is, and why it's such an important component of your new Toyota near Orlando? Not many drivers do; however, it's essential to have a basic understanding of this part and how to maintain it. That's where Toyota of Clermont comes in! We can give you the basic facts about your car's suspension and how it works, so you have a better idea of why it's important AND how to troubleshoot problems with it.

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What is car suspension? 

What is car suspension? Basically, it's the part of your new Toyota near Orlando that ensures your car has the ability to get where you need to go. It helps maintain a smooth and comfortable ride, allows you to steer and maneuver your car, and also contributes to your braking capabilities! Obviously, it's a pretty integral part of your drive time! 

There are five different types of suspension:

  • MacPherson Strut
  • Double Wishbone
  • Trailing Arm
  • Leading Arm
  • Swing Axle

Most of our Toyota near Orlando use MacPherson Strut, as it's one of the most common types. It's one of the simpler types, although it's perfectly capable of providing a smooth and comfortable ride and superior handling capabilities! If you decide to sink your money into a high-performance sports car or an ultra-durable truck, you may find a different type of suspension better suited to that type of vehicle.

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How can you maintain this part in your new Toyota near Orlando? 

However, no matter which type of suspension you have in your new Toyota near Orlando, it's important to know how to maintain it AND troubleshoot it. Maintenance is easy - all you have to do is keep an eye on the system (or have our Toyota Service techs do it for you), and replace shocks and struts as necessary to ensure a smooth ride and a functioning suspension system. Troubleshooting isn't difficult, either! Here are some signs you might need to bring your new Toyota near Orlando in for a checkup:

  • You're having a hard time steering your new Toyota near Orlando
  • Your car seems to be riding rougher, or it's bouncing a lot when you hit the road
  • The steering seems to be loose - you have to turn your wheel further than you normally would to get the same turn radius out of your Toyota near Orlando 
  • The steering wheel vibrates or shakes when you're driving 
  • Your car is pulling to one side, or it seems to be wandering a little bit down the road
  • You hear noises when you turn the corner - it might sound like clunking or knocking, or even a squealing noise 

If you notice any of these signs, your new Toyota near Orlando may have a suspension problem. Let our techs check it out to get you back on the road! 

Have questions or want to check out the different types of suspension in our new Toyota near Orlando? We're in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27 at 16851 State Road 50 - swing by and see us today! 



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