Traditional vs. LiquidSpring Suspension Systems
A vehicle’s suspension system is responsible for keeping the tires in contact with the road (or ground) and maintaining a safe, smooth ride. For overlander vehicles, the more adaptable the better – and the more reliable the better. Adventure trucks with traditional suspension systems face struggles that don’t accompany those with LiquidSpring systems: mainly, maintenance. Traditional, multi-component suspension systems can wear out over time, leading to reduced performance and safety risks.
Without regular maintenance, vehicles with traditional suspension systems face the following safety and performance setbacks.
- Diminished Handling and Stability
A properly functioning suspension system helps your vehicle handle better, especially when taking corners or driving on uneven terrain. If your suspension is worn out or damaged, you may notice that your vehicle feels unstable, with a tendency to drift or sway.
- Decreased Comfort
As a suspension system experiences wear over use and time, so do its capabilities. When left unattended, its ability to absorb shocks and bumps efficiently decreases, resulting in a less smooth, less enjoyable driving experience.
- Shortened Tire Life
Your vehicle’s suspension system is also responsible for keeping the tires in contact with the road. If your suspension is not working correctly, your tires may wear out unevenly, reducing their lifespan.
- Decreased Safety
Perhaps the most crucial reason to prioritize suspension maintenance is safety. A worn-out suspension system can lead to reduced handling, decreased stability, and increased stopping distances, all of which can put you and your passengers at risk. If you have a traditional suspension system, it is imperative that you maintain it.
A LiquidSpring Suspension System is Low Maintenance, High Performance
The suspension system is a critical component of any vehicle and regular maintenance is necessary to keep it functioning correctly. Traditional systems require regular suspension maintenance to ensure continued handling, ride comfort, appropriate tire life, and most importantly, safety. A fluid suspension system by LiquidSpring requires much less maintenance, thanks to its smart response capabilities and fewer moving components. Further, its continued performance results in less vehicle maintenance as well.
At LiquidSpring, we are committed to providing high-quality suspension systems that are reliable and safe. To learn more about our products, visit our technology page. To find a local installer and service provider, view our Service Facility page.