Coil springs are vital parts within a vehicle’s suspension system. The spring compresses itself to absorb the shock caused by the various bumps and knocks cars experience when driving along UK roads.
Over time, springs can wear which diminishes their performance ability leading to less comfortable ride quality.
febi bilstein supplies a range of over 300 coil springs for a variety of vehicle makes and models including Ford, Mercedes and Renault.
The problem with coil springs
Coil springs are made from strong metal and are considered one of the most important and durable components within a vehicle’s suspension. Most coil spring failure is linked to corrosion, which is increased by salt applied to the roads – especially throughout winter. Faults and damage to suspension due to coil spring failure is a growing problem.
On older cars, damage caused by spring failure was usually limited to the spring. However, on modern cars, which have bigger or wider wheels for better looks and handling, the spring is much closer to the tyre sidewall. This means that a broken spring is more likely to cause further damage to the tyre and surrounding parts.
Signs of a failed or worn coil spring include:
- Vehicle is unbalanced. Coil springs help to balance the vehicle, so if one has failed, the vehicle will appear higher on one side. This can affect the braking and steering capabilities of the vehicle.
- Uneven tyre wear. Whilst uneven tyres can be caused by a variety of issues, one of the most common reasons is a castor or camber alignment issue – which is often caused by broken coil springs.
febi provides OE matching quality coil springs, with over 9,000 applications for a variety of vehicle makes and models. Our coil springs ensure long service life and first time fitment to provide optimum performance for suspension systems.
When you want to be sure of quality and fitment, choose febi bilstein.
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