What is the Ride Control Module all about?
For a smoother ride, more and more car manufacturers are leveraging technology that can control the suspension in a number of incredible ways. Ride control technology is one of the best methods for doing this. Aside from making sure the road beneath you doesn’t become a problem to your handling, the ride control module in your car can also ensure that strong winds, sharp inclines and unexpected turns don’t throw you out of your seat.
The ride control module takes constant readings, assesses them and sends directions to your vehicle’s suspension to adapt as necessary. This is both a safety and comfort feature of modern cars.
Keep in mind:
- Ride control, or ride height control, though originally designed for ultra-luxury vehicles is now becoming mainstream.
How it's done:
- The vehicle battery is disconnected
- The defective ride control module is removed
- The new ride control module is installed
- The battery is re-connected
- The vehicle is tested and ride control module operation is checked
The ride control module only receives service when there is a failure to perform as designed. If you notice a problem with your ride height or quality of ride, have one of our expert mechanics inspect and replace the module as necessary.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ride Control Module?
- Ride height control indictor light is on
- Ride height selector does not operate properly
- Uneven or harsh rides while driving
How important is this service?
Normally a ride control module will have a default setting if it fails, though that may not always operate as it should. You may experience a less responsive, less controlled driving experience, but you can take your time having the ride control module repaired.