MOPAR® Parts 101: All About Suspension

April 15th, 2023 by

Shock absorber

Every time you hit a pothole or a stretch of rough highway in your vehicle, your suspension absorbs the impact. If the system isn’t working correctly, you’ll feel it throughout your body, leading to fatigued driving and pain. If your car seems much more jittery or jumpy lately, it could be time for some new MOPAR® parts, so we’ve assembled this guide to the major components of your vehicle’s suspension system. 


The springs have an essential job to do: They absorb the impact of all those bumpy roads you encounter. The metal coils are designed to bend enough so you don’t have to feel the brunt too badly.

Shock Absorbers

The shock absorbers work in conjunction with the springs to help ensure that you have a smooth ride.


The rods are instrumental in connecting all of the parts of the suspension system.

Joints, Bushings, and Bearings

These three items connect the rods to the suspension. They also enable the system to work correctly by allowing for sliding and twisting.


As the only part of the suspension that touches the ground, the wheels have to work with the system to ensure your ride is smooth.

Signs of a Suspension Issue

You’ll probably know if something is wrong with your suspension early on. Warning signs include:

  • Harsh or uncomfortable ride
  • Bouncing over even small bumps
  • Loose handling
  • Knocking sound
  • The vehicle leaning to one side, even on level surfaces

Get Your Suspension Inspected by the Pros

If you suspect something is wrong with your vehicle’s suspension, the service center at Woodhouse Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Blair will diagnose the problem and make sure you get an expert repair or replacement using OEM MOPAR parts. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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