Autos 101: The Point of Your Car's Suspension System
A complex system makes driving more enjoyable
The overall point of a car's suspension is to smooth out the ride of your vehicle and keep the tires in contact with the road surface. Without a good suspension system, riding around in a car would be extremely uncomfortable and dangerous. The vehicle would likely sustain serious damage from potholes, cracks and other imperfections in the roadway. Even on a well-paved road, bumps, waves and other rough patches of pavement do occur, making suspension systems necessary.