Does your car rattle over bumps? There could be play in your vehicle’s suspension bushes that are worn or split? Auto Experts Medway in Chatham Medway can replace or renew all types of suspension joints and components
A suspension bush or rubber bushes are a type of vibration isolator. It provides a damping effect between two parts, normally between the lower or upper suspension arm and the body of the vehicle. Bushes are made of synthetic rubber or polyurethane and they allow the suspension parts to move freely, for example, when driven over bumps.
Bushes can become worn or can split over time, they could begin to creak. The wheel will have more play and can cause uneven tyre wear or in extreme cases a rattle or knocking noise may be heard. Worn bushes allow the arms to transmit these noises and small vibrations through to the chassis of the vehicle when driven and when turning corners.
In a vehicle’s suspension a control arm is a hinged suspension link between the chassis and the suspension upright or hub that carries the wheel.
The inside (chassis) end of a control arm is attached by a single pivot, usually with a bolt through a rubber bush. It can therefore control the position of the outer end in only a single degree of freedom, maintaining the radial distance from the inner mount.
Another type of lower arm is a wishbone. Wishbones are triangular and have two widely spaced inside bushes. These bushes stop the outside end of the wishbone from moving back and forth by controlling two degrees of freedom without requiring additional links.
We at Auto Experts Medway in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle has a knocking noise or a rattle when driven? If it is creaking when cornering or there is play in a bush or has begun to split. It may be need to be renewed. Come to Auto Experts Medway in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.
With two bays we are one of the largest testing stations in Medway. Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
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