of a car allows unsuspended parts (including the wheels, the braking system etc) to be attached to the suspended mass (including the body, engine etc.).
The suspension parts
of a car consist of the ball joints, the suspension arms
, the shock absorbers
and the coil springs. The suspension at the front and at the rear is very similar. The suspension not only suspends the suspended mass of the vehicle but also helps to absorb movements due to irregularities in the road. As such, the suspension parts are vital for comfort.
The suspension parts are linked to the steering parts
including the steering rack
, the tie rods and the tie rod ends.