Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it.
Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can no longer correctly absorb the forces that are generated during deceleration. Furthermore, the tires lose contact with the road surface more easily and wear out faster. In fast or tight corners, the car tilts more to the side and swerves sooner. Accelerating or braking leads to sharp movements of the assembly. The ground clearance is reduced, which increases the tendency to “blow out”. Furthermore, defective springs shorten the service life of the shock absorbers.
Check the chassis springs regularly
Since only fully functional chassis springs can perfectly interact with the other chassis components, experts from ZF Aftermarket advise that they are regularly checked in a specialist motor vehicle workshop: If the springs show signs of corrosion, cracks or breaks, workshop customers should have these replaced. The guiding principle here is to always replace the springs in pairs per axle. This significantly increases both driving safety and comfort, and protects the shock absorbers, spring strut support bearings and tires effectively against premature wear.
Always replace chassis springs in pairs
If you want to replace chassis springs, there is one clear rule: The springs should always be replaced in pairs per axle. This significantly increases driving safety and comfort, and protects the shock absorbers, spring strut support bearings and tires effectively against premature wear. Replacing the springs in pairs therefore also helps to prevent unnecessary follow-up costs.