American Dismantling - Car Parts - Suspension

Used Front And Rear Suspension Parts For Sale

A vehicle’s suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers, and links that connects the car or truck to its wheels and allows motion between the two. It often helps the ride to be more smooth.

After supporting several tons of metal over the course of several years, eventually, the shocks will be pushed to their lifespan, and suspension replacement will be required. If your suspension is shot, you may not be able to fully control your vehicle, especially when stopping or turning.

At American Dismantling, we offer both entire suspension replacement as well as individual suspension parts to get your vehicle back in its best shape.

Coil Springs

Most vehicles have four coil springs, each one at a corner of the car or truck. Coil springs and shock absorbers work together in order to support the vehicle’s weight and absorb the impact from the road, helping to provide control and smoothness while driving.

If a coil spring breaks, it’s a huge safety concern. Not only will it mean that your suspension system isn’t functioning properly; it also means that there’s a risk of a sharp, fractured piece of a coil spring that can puncture a tire or jam some other part. Or it could fall off onto the road, causing danger to other drivers.

A broken coil (or a rusted one) spring needs to be replaced. At American Dismantling, we offer plenty of options for coil spring replacements.

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Steering Knuckle

The steering knuckle is an incredibly important element of any car or truck’s steering system. Found behind the wheel, the steering knuckle connects the wheel, the tie rod, and the suspension system.

These parts often get cracked or bent. This can be the result of hitting a pothole particularly hard, or running over something in the road. Steering knuckles can also become worn out from bottoming the suspension, hard braking, and turning the wheel at high speeds.

It’s critical to spot signs of a failing steering knuckle early and replacing it, or else you run the risk of many vehicle problems, including uneven tire wear, a shaking steering wheel, and the vehicle pulling to one side.

Stabilizer Bar

A vehicle’s stabilizer bar (also known as roll bar, anti-sway bar, sway bar link, sway bar, stabilizer link, and anti-roll bar) connects suspension parts on both sides of the car to minimize it tilting into turns during a sharp turn.

If your stabilizer bar is damaged, it’s important to get it replaced as soon as possible. At American Dismantling, we have many options in stock for stabilizer bars.

Here are some warning signs that your stabilizer link could be damaged:
• Faulty steering
• Loose steering wheel
• A “rattle” noise from the steering wheel

Lower And Upper Control Arms

Control arms connect the front wheels to your car or truck. The upper control arm connects to the uppermost area of the front wheel, and the lower control arm connects to the lower most area of the front wheel, with both arms then attaching to the frame of the car.

The most common reason for lower or upper control arm replacement is a ball joint becoming worn out. Typically, this joint can’t be replaced on its own, and the entire unit needs to be changed.

A ball joint may seem like a tiny part, but it’s of the utmost importance to get replaced because a worn-out ball joint can come out and cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle while driving.

Other reasons to replace a lower or upper control arm is if it is worn out, cracked, or if it has been damaged after hitting a pothole, curb, or debris in the road.

If you need a replacement for your vehicle’s lower or upper control arms, please check our inventory tool or call us to see if we have what you need.

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Shock Absorbers

Worn-out shock absorbers can make your ride more bumpy, and can also compromise your control over your car or truck. Because of this, having properly working shock absorbers is critical. You should replace your shock absorbers (or at least have them checked out) every 50,000 miles. At American Dismantling, we have a wide variety of shock absorber replacements in stock.

Complete Front And Rear Suspensions

Complete front and rear suspension allows the vehicle’s wheels to move independent of one another. If both the front and rear suspension systems are independent, then each of the wheels are mounted and sprung individually. Any suspension that can be used on the front of the vehicle can also be used on the rear. If you need a complete front and rear suspension replacement, we can help.

How To Know If You Need Suspension Replacement

When is it time to replace your suspension? Your car or truck will usually tell you. Here are some signs to watch for.

• The vehicle rides roughly. If you can feel every bump in the road, that’s a sign that your car or truck’s suspension is in trouble.

• The vehicle pulls when you turn. When a suspension system is failing, drivers can often feel the vehicle drift or pull when turning. This is because the shocks are no longer able to keep the vehicle body stable against the force of a turn, which increases the risk of a rollover.

• The tire treads are uneven. When a vehicle’s suspension is out of whack, uneven amounts of pressure are put on the tires. If you notice the tread is wearing down unevenly on your tires or if you see balding spots, this is often a sign that your suspension needs work.

• The vehicle dips when stopping. A worn-out suspension system often causes you to feel your vehicle lurch forward nose-first when you hit the brakes firmly. This is dangerous because it can affect the way you stop your car.

• The shocks are damaged or “oily”. If your shocks look greasy or oily, they are most likely leaking fluid (and therefore not working correctly).

Get Your Used Suspension Part Today!

Whether you need a complete suspension replacement or just suspension parts, let us know. Take a look at our selection via our inventory tool, visit our facility, or simply call us with any questions.