How to Buy Good Quality Suspension Springs

Coil springs, also known as suspension springs, are the part of your vehicle that helps cut down on the excessive up and down movement when you are driving. These springs support the vehicle and soak up the bumps that the shocks ultimately absorb when you’re driving across rough terrain.

Depending on the configuration, springs can be found between the axle and the chassis, or between the control arm and the chassis. Wherever the springs are located, the springs need to be kept in solid working order or your vehicle is going to have a rough ride. When pressure is applied to springs, they compress to maximize friction between the road and the tires.

Here are some thoughts to consider when making a decision on the type of suspension spring that is right for your vehicle:

  • Type of spring: Two main types of suspension springs are available on the market – helical springs and progressively-wound springs.

  • Helical springs: Helical springs are made up of wires that are shaped into a helix and are used for tensile loads. These springs are easy to install, and are available in a variety of different dimensions.

  • Progressively-wound springs: Progressively-wound springs are an upgrade to helical springs, and are use for off-road applications as the coil pitch gets tighter as it reaches the top aiding handling, traction, and control.

  • Spring material: High-quality coil springs should be made from chrome-silicone or chrome-vanadium. The higher diameter tolerances are also beneficial. The coil springs should also be mandrel-bent.

There are many high-quality suspension springs available on the market today.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality suspension springs to our certified mobile technicians. We can also install a suspension spring that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on suspension spring replacement.


Next Step

Schedule Suspension Spring Coils Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Suspension Spring Coils Replacement. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Suspension Spring Coils Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(36)

Rating Summary
35
0
0
0
1
35
0
0
0
1

Ronald

41 years of experience
301 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma V6-4.0L - Suspension Springs Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Cypress, Texas
Ron is an exemplary professional. He listened to the customer concerns and His attention to detail is why I would recommend him. I think it would be hard to find someone at his level of professionalism.
Audi Q7 - Suspension Springs Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front, Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Spring, Texas
Very knowledgeable mechanic who got a tough job done. Highly recommend

Scott

36 years of experience
898 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer V8-6.0L - Suspension Springs Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - San Tan Valley, Arizona
I have always looked towards Scott to figure out any problem with any vehicle. Did a fantastic job and my truck looks great lowered in front. Matches the back now. If you have issues with Scott, most likely it will be after he fixes what you said was wrong, he will check everything else related to the repair. But he is very thorough and professional.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Pontiac Firebird V8-5.0L - Suspension Springs Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Allen, Texas
Super knowledgeable and super nice guy. You can tell that he takes pride in his work and does an excellent job.

Ruben

23 years of experience
116 reviews
Ruben
23 years of experience
GMC Acadia V6-3.6L - Suspension Springs Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Las Vegas, Nevada
Ruben handled everything very professionally. He was on time, finished the work on time and explained to me everything. I am very satisfied and would book Ruben again.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

The Guide to Legal Car Modifications for All States
Vehicle Vehicle modifications (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/what-tips-should-i-follow-about-accessories-and-modifications) can take many forms, from simple modifications such as light window tinting (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-tint-a-car-window-by-jason-unrau) to under-vehicle LED lighting (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-install-undercar-led-lighting-by-mia-bevacqua) to the more complex frame and suspension modifications. Laws and regulations for vehicle modifications have been set in...
How to Replace an Air Suspension Dryer Assembly
The air suspension dryer assembly keeps air in the suspension system dry to prevent rust. Sagging or bounciness while driving are signs of failure.
5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.

Related questions

Suspension problem
Using descriptive words to give us an idea of what kind of problem your experiencing is very important in a situation like this. Descriptive words like moaning, squeaking, popping, clunking, etc., can really help give us an idea of where...
Chevy Cobalt Lower Control Arm Repair - safe to drive?
Short answer is "NO", it is not safe to drive the car in this condition. The safest alternative is to have a tow truck that can pick up, and strap down, the front end of the car, or a flatbed...
Loose rattling noise from passenger front wheel?
The tie rod is supposed to move like that. If you only get noise on bumps then it is most likely cause by the struts and top strut mounts are loose and worn out.

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com