What are the Benefits of Independent Suspension Systems?

Semi-independent automotive suspension systems, like double-wishbone and strut designs, allow your wheels and tires some degree of freedom, but rarely allow them to move in full isolation. Non-independent system wheels connect with each other in one way or another, and this means that when one tire moves, the other often moves as well. Independent systems turn this system on its head by giving each individual wheel plenty of space and ability to move. In effect, multi-link suspension systems exist to give your wheel and tires larger ranges of motion.

While specific multi-link suspension designs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, most types include combinations of links, control-rigs, and reinforcing components. These parts combine to allow multi-link equipped wheels to move vertically without disturbing any of the other wheels. This capability makes these suspension designs especially useful in situations that demand enhanced control.

If you have an independent-suspension equipped vehicle and inspection time is approaching, swing by our location in Wilmington, DE. Our BMW service technicians stand ready to put their expertise at your disposal.

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