Coil Springs - Good Practice Fitting Guide

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What Coil springs do
Coil Springs support the weight of the vehicle and absorb the impact from bumps, potholes and other imperfections of the road surface.
Coil springs work in conjunction with the shock absorber, other suspension parts and the tyres so all must be in good condition for everything to work to optimum effectiveness.
Coil Springs & shock absorbers are the suspension components that keep the tyres in contact with the road.
Why Renew Coil Springs
  1. Takes the car back to as new condition & Correct Ride Height
  2. Keeps the tyres in contact with the road surface
  3. Better road holding & cornering
  4. Better wheel alignment
  5. Helps increase the life of the shock absorber (Unless Shock Absorber is worn)

Coil Springs Need to be Changed When
They are Damaged, Broken or Snapped
Sagging due to age
Always replace springs as a Pair ie Both Fronts or Both Rears
As shock absorbers are probably the same age, replace these as well at the same time along with any other components such as Top Mounts, Bump Stops & Dust Covers
Failure to Replace Shock Absorbers at the same time as the springs gets us quite a few heated phone calls, usually along the lines of
'These springs you've sold me are rubbish the cars bouncing all over the road and what are we going to do about it' - To which we reply 'Sell you some new shock absorbers'
We then further explain that the reason for the bouncy ride is that the worn shockers cannot control the nice new springs and what they need are some nice new shock absorbers.
As an old teacher of mine said to me on numerous occasions

 ‘Go away and do the job properly…..’

Written By Tim & Mike Oakes
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