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What is your Orlando Toyota's suspension, and how does it work?

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Have you ever sat down and thought about how your new Toyota’s suspension actually works? Unless you’re a car enthusiast, the chances are slim. However, it’s important to know how all of the elements in your car function and why they’re important… as well as how you can utilize them to enhance performance! This week, Toyota of Orlando is taking a look at suspension, what it is, and how it works. Let’s get started! 
 

What does the suspension in your new Toyota do?

When you’re seeking the perfect new Toyota in Orlando, you’re probably not thinking about suspension. We’re willing to bet that you’re more concerned with factors like fuel efficiency, interior space, or even horsepower. However, suspension can be important when considering what type of performance you want. What does suspension do? Basically, it has three main purposes: 
 

  • One: To provide you with a smoother ride! Suspension helps to reduce just how many of those bumps you actually feel as a passenger in the car. 
  • Two: To increase friction between the tires and the surface of the road. This is important for traction purposes – you need your new Toyota in Orlando to be able to have a solid grip on the road, especially in slippery circumstances or at high speeds. 
  • Three: To improve your handling abilities (especially important when you’re rocking a sporty option like the 2013 Scion FR-S in Orlando), as well as your steering. 

Now that you know what the purpose of suspension is, let’s take a closer look at how it works. You’ll find two different elements at play when you hit the road in your new Toyota. The anti-sway bar helps to connect two sides of the suspension along the axle, and it does exactly what it sounds like – it helps to prevent your vehicle from swaying for better handling. You’ll also find shock absorbers in your new Toyota, and they help to change kinetic energy into heat (which is then sucked up by the hydraulic fluid in the shocks) to smooth out your tide. 
 

What types of suspension are available at Toyota of Orlando? 

There are several different types of suspension to consider when checking out new car options. Dependent suspension isn’t found on many new vehicles, as Independent is now a more popular and to-date choice. Independent suspension offers both MacPherson and Double Wishbone options. While the MacPherson strut is the most popular option, both help to drastically improve handling and performance on your vehicle! 

You can also take things up a notch on your new Toyota with our Orlando Toyota Parts Center! We offer Genuine Toyota & Scion Parts and Accessories so you can customize your ride to your liking and performance needs. We even offer a convenient online ordering form, as well as exceptional parts specials to help you save money! Check out some of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) options we’ve got on the table! 

Come down and see us today today. Our knowledgeable sales associates can help you pin down any questions you might have regarding your vehicle’s performance capabilities, and our parts specialists can help you take things to the next level! We’re just off I-4 at 3575 Vineland Rd!