tender springs and helper springs for cars

Tender and Helper Springs

Tender springs and helper springs can often be confused or mistaken for one another.  They are placed in the same location but have very different roles within a suspension set up.  Both types of spring must be used with a main spring. Helper springs are visually short, and manufactured using thin, flat wire.  This spring will sit above or below the main spring using a middle adaptor to hold it in place.  Its primary purpose is to keep the main […]

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monotube and twin tube dampers-shocks

Monotube or Twin-Tube Dampers / Shocks?

What are monotube and twin-tube dampers / shocks? When looking at upgrading or replacing the dampers on your road car there are two main options.  Monotube or twin-tube dampers. One of the main functions of a shock absorber is to dampen the effect of potholes or bumps on the road whilst you are driving.  Giving you and your passengers a comfortable journey. Monotube dampers have one chamber that contains both oil and gas.  There is a floating piston to separate […]

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car suspension maintenance

Car Suspension Maintenance and Signs of Failure

Keeping cars and other vehicles running safely and efficiently requires some maintenance. The suspension supports the vehicle from the ground up, and it allows a car to ride smoothly over bumps, over potholes and to turn safely and reliably, whilst maintaining its balance. Luckily, modern suspensions such as Avo don’t require a large amount of maintenance, however they are built and designed for service and rebuild if required. It is important to check that the tyres are inflated to the […]

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