The main goal of suspension is to keep the road and your wheel in contact as much as possible. With a healthy combination of correct true air pressure, springs, shock absorbers, and other links from the vehicle to the wheel, you’ll ensure a smooth and safer ride from point A to point B. If suspension issues are ignored, then you’re at risk of damaging your vehicle and your precious cargo inside.
How Much Air Pressure?
We get that question a few times a week. The best answer is not to use the pressure listed on the tire for your air pressure. That is the maximum pressure for that tire. That tire size may be used on a number of different cars. Look on the driver’s door jam or “B” pillar for the proper air pressure for your vehicle. The pressure given by the vehicle manufacturer is designed to keep the car’s handling more neutral so that under an avoidance maneuver or sharp turn of the steering wheel that the vehicle doesn’t do anything weird and cause you to lose control. How you load the vehicle, weight distribution, aerodynamics, and suspension all have an effect on handling, but air pressure is the real key.