Did you know your vehicle is specifically designed to reduce friction when in motion? It’s not just about speed, either. Suspension systems absorb the small and big impacts your vehicle encounters when on the road so you don’t significantly feel every bump.
Shocks and struts help stabilize your vehicle while you’re driving and keep it from bouncing all over the place. Coiled springs attached to the struts offer additional cushion by keeping the height of the vehicle consistent. Joints, bearings, and bushings help connect rods throughout the whole system, allowing for twisting and sliding as appropriate.
All these parts and more help keep your car or truck frame gliding smoothly over the tires, which also play a part in absorbing impact.