What is the undercarriage of a car

The chassis of a car is a complex of mechanisms that includes the control system, suspension, brakes, steering and wheels. It provides stability, controllability and safety of the car.

When is a Vehicle Diagnostic Needed?

To find out the exact cause of malfunctions of the chassis, it is imperative to carry out diagnostics of the chassis. This diagnosis is recommended for the following symptoms:

  • The presence of hum, knocking, other extraneous sounds when driving. In this case, you should count on the need to repair individual elements of the chassis suspension.
  • The appearance of vibrations
  • Instability in motion
  • Tire wear problems
  • When turning, the car noticeably pulls in one direction. In this case, most likely, repair of the suspension stabilization system is required.
  • A noticeable increase in braking distance and other unpleasant symptoms when driving a car.

It is also important to understand that the absence of the above symptoms does not guarantee the absence of problems with the chassis of the car.

It is important to have your undercarriage diagnosed regularly as a preventative measure to prevent serious problems with your machine.

How often should a diagnosis be made? We recommend that you consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual and conditionally divide this period by 2. Why? The fact is that all maintenance standards are averaged, which do not provide for the operation of a car when driving on domestic roads or driving on dirt roads. This is especially important to consider if you are the owner of a foreign car.

The best time to check the chassis is 2 times a year. For example, diagnostics can be carried out together with the replacement of winter and summer tires. The second way is to focus on mileage. The mileage intervals are indicated in the service book of your car: 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 km (depending on the model). That is, for example, in your service book it is indicated that the suspension is checked every 10,000 km, and taking into account our roads, this is about 5,000 km.

It is also recommended to carry out diagnostics of the chassis after an emergency collision or replacement of any elements.

Regular diagnostics allows you to detect problems at an early stage and prevent serious consequences.

How to Diagnose the Chassis of a Car on Your Own

Many are interested in whether it is possible to diagnose yourself ?!

You can diagnose the undercarriage of a car yourself using basic tools such as a jack, screwdrivers and wrenches.

But there are clear rules and sequence of such diagnostics, so:

  1. Before starting the diagnosis, make sure that the car is on a level surface and that no elements are moving or are in motion.
  2. Then check the condition of the tires for cuts, punctures or abrasions.
  3. Check the brake discs and pads for wear and the suspension arms for condition.
  4. Also check the tie rod and steering arms for wear and correct installation.

Important! It should be noted that this do-it-yourself diagnostic should be carried out only if you have a high knowledge of auto mechanisms, as well as if you have experience working at service stations. In other cases, it is better to contact a specialized car service.

How is computer diagnostics of the running gear of a car carried out for a hundred and why is it more effective?

Computer diagnostics of the chassis of the car is carried out using specialized equipment and software. This diagnostic allows you to identify hidden problems and errors in electronic control systems. Computer diagnostics can also help identify faults that cannot be detected manually. The cost of computer diagnostics may vary depending on the location, brand of car and the level of complexity of the problem.

To search for a service station specializing in the diagnosis of the running gear of a car, it is recommended to refer to the reviews and recommendations of other car owners. You can also contact your car brand dealer or professional service stations.

To sign up for running gear diagnostics in the service station, call: 097 299 29 95

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