The running gear of the vehicle includes all the components that enable the machine to be driven and steered on the road. Ensures that the machine rolls on the road, rotates and responds to mechanical commands given to the machine. The running gear of the car includes the axle, damping, steering equipment, bushes, bearings and all other parts that allow the machine to roll and rotate.
The main task of the car’s running gear is to reduce impacts when driving on uneven road surfaces, as well as to ensure safe and comfortable movement, so the running gear is regularly subjected to increased loads and should be inspected at least once every six months.
Also for new machines, it is recommended to perform running gear diagnostics at least once a year, together with the preparation of the car for technical inspection. This way, you won’t miss out on the big problems, and you’ll be aware of the potential damage that could cause problems in the future. If your car is at least ten years old, it is advisable to check the running gear at the beginning of each season, especially if the car has not been used for a long time.
Also, of course, a full diagnosis must be made after receiving any impact, for example, in an accident or hitting an obstacle. It may seem that the whole running gear is not damaged, but this may be a misconception. The running gear is very interconnected, so a hit in one place definitely affects other places.