A sudden impact to the suspension, such as driving over a speed bump or large pothole, can result in coil spring damage or snapping. Heavier vehicles or cars carrying a heavy load will put more strain on the coil springs. This could lead to premature breakage or weakening overtime.
Winter weather can also have a significant impact on the number of coil springs that fail. This is down to damp conditions causing corrosion and cold temperatures making it easier for coils to snap. Many coil spring failures are not always noticed by the driver. Often you’ll hear a crack, but can’t locate the cause of the noise, and it is only when the car has its MOT that broken coil springs are found.
Usually, the cost of replacing a coil spring is down to the make and model of your car, who you choose to do the work and where in the country you’re based. There are a few other circumstances that could bump up the price of this repair.
For example, whilst replacing a broken coil spring the mechanic could discover that the other pair of coil springs are showing signs of damage or wear so will also need to be replaced. This will result in a higher repair cost for the additional parts and labour time.
During the repair the mechanic may also realise that other parts of the suspension system are worn or damaged so may need replacing. This is particularly true if there is damage as a result of a sudden impact or accident.
Usually, there a few signs you can look for:
It’s extremely important to keep your company vehicle running smoothly, whether they’re used for transporting equipment, making deliveries or anything else at all.
If you rely on a fleet of commercial vehicles for the success of your business, fleet van servicing is something you need to do routinely to help prevent any unwanted fleet downtime caused by easily preventable damage.
It allows you to get all of your vehicles checked and maintained at the same time, saving you time, stress and money and meaning you only need to keep hold of one set of paperwork.
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Whilst there are many fleet services offered in the UK, only our experienced and friendly team at Dronsfield makes van servicing as quick and painless as possible.
We provide a drop off, drive, lounge & collect service to make it easier for you to bring multiple vehicles in for a service.
We also provide fleet MOT servicing, and we’re more than happy to check and maintain vehicles of all different makes and models.
Dronsfields can look back over more than 40 years of experience within commercial vehicle servicing, and is now among the top independent fleet servicing companies in the UK.
We also have a number of fleet servicing goods available. Get in touch for more information.