Coil spring problems

Coil spring problems

Coil spring problems

Coil springs are a vital part of a car’s suspension system that helps absorb vibrations from the road. 

Worn coil springs can lead to a number of issues. But before these issues present themselves, worn coil springs will show a number of symptoms.

There are a couple of reasons why coil springs can wear out. Some are more common than others. 

If your car is maintained properly, the most common reason for coil spring wear is their age and the mileage you’ve covered. Coil springs are made from metal, which is a hard material. Even when used in ideal conditions, the coil springs can weaken, making them lose their functionality to a certain level. 

Very old coil springs are also prone to breaking, so make sure to check them regularly.

Bad road conditions are the biggest culprit for bad suspension components. Carrying the weight of the car is stressful enough for the suspension, let alone absorbing shocks from potholes and uneven roads.

The worse the road conditions are, the more likely you’ll need to replace certain suspension components faster. On bumpy roads, coil springs will be exposed to additional stress, leading to faster wear time.

Another common cause for premature coil spring wear is continuously hauling or towing heavy loads. When a passenger vehicle is used for such types of transport, it’s expected that the suspension components will wear out faster.

Corrosion is a common issue when it comes to coil spring wear, but only for vehicles driven in a colder climate where road salt is used. Although it helps keep the road less slippery, it also significantly increases the risk of corrosion, especially if you don’t wash your car regularly. 

Coil springs in older vehicles are more prone to corrosion, as they’ve been out there for longer. Once corrosion starts, the effectiveness of the springs drops, and it will eventually lead to premature wear.

Human error can lead to faster coil spring wear. This happens when non-compatible coil springs are used, and when inexperienced individuals try to replace coil springs. Even though the process doesn’t seem too complicated, mistakes happen. 

It’s highly unlikely that two coil springs will wear out evenly, so when checking your tires, compare the thread of both tires on each axle. Uneven and excessive tire wear is not just a sign of potentially bad coil springs, but they can be a safety hazard due to their reduced performance and handling capabilities.

A clear indicator that you have bad coil springs is reduced ride quality. If one or more of your car’s coil springs are bad, they won’t be able to absorb vibrations from the road as well as they should. 

Lower ride height is a classic sign of failing coil springs. A lower ride height will usually be followed by reduced ride quality and comfort, but you’ll also likely notice a difference in ride height in different corners of the car. 

The most obvious sign that you have bad coil springs is that there’s a visible crack or damage on them. If you notice a cracked or broken coil spring, you should immediately replace it with a new one.

It’s extremely unsafe to drive with a damaged suspension component due to the potential danger it could cause. It’s also recommended to replace both coil springs on the same axle at the same time to maintain proper balance and avoid faster wear of other suspension components and tires.

The Kick-off for Halla Corporation Europe

The Kick-off for Halla Corporation Europe

All automotive parts which Mando Aftermarket produces, should be transported to Europe, Russia, Africa and Central Asia with the help of Turkey

High investments from the Halla Group to Turkey

High investments from the Halla Group to Turkey

In addition to the automotive industry, the Halla Group carries out activities in many other areas. These include, for example, shipbuilding, education and sports.

Mando Aftermarket strengthens his global procurement system

Mando Aftermarket strengthens his global procurement system

One of the largest brands in the automotive supply industry is Mando Aftermarket, which is part of the South Korean Halla Corporation Europe.

We as Mando Aftermarket participated in the event ’’N! Business Forum 2020’

We as Mando Aftermarket participated in the event ’’N! Business Forum 2020’

This event was organized by one of the largest purchasing groups in the world called Nexus, with which we cooperate.