The suspension of a car is actually part of the chassis, which comprises all of the important systems located beneath the car's body. Suspension systems have been smoothing out bumpy rides for centuries -- first in carriages, now in cars. How much do you know about car suspensions?
Question 1 of 10
One of the main purposes of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between what?
Question 2 of 10
A bump, or imperfection, on the roadway causes the vehicle's wheel to move up and down perpendicular to the road surface. What is this motion called?
Question 3 of 10
What is the most common type of spring used in modern car suspensions?
Question 4 of 10
What term describes the ability of a vehicle to travel a curved path?
Question 5 of 10
What are the two different cycles of shock absorbers?
Question 6 of 10
What term describes the vehicle's ability to absorb road shock from the passenger compartment?
Question 7 of 10
To control all of the unwanted motions in a moving vehicle, all modern shock absorbers are what?
Question 8 of 10
What term describes the degree to which a car maintains contact with the road surface in various types of directional changes and in a straight line?
Question 9 of 10
The MacPherson strut was developed by Earle S. MacPherson in what year?
Question 10 of 10