Auto 09 - The Suspension Is Killing Me!

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A quiz on vehicle suspension systems - yippee!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is not a function of the suspension system?
    • A. 

      Isolate passengers from pot holes & bumps

    • B. 

      To control the direction the vehicle is traveling

    • C. 

      Maintain tire contact with road surface

    • D. 

      Support the weight of the vehicle

  • 2. 
    Which of these are no longer commonly used as automotive suspension springs?
    • A. 

      Coil springs

    • B. 

      Leaf springs

    • C. 

      Air bags

    • D. 

      Torsion bars

  • 3. 
    Control arms are attached to the steering knuckle with a….
    • A. 

      Ball joint

    • B. 

      Urethane bushing

    • C. 

      Sway bar

    • D. 

      Shock absorber

  • 4. 
    When bounce-testing a car’s suspension, how many times should the car bounce?
    • A. 

      Once or twice

    • B. 

      Three or four times

    • C. 

      None at all

    • D. 

      You shouldn’t bounce-test a car

  • 5. 
    Which of these statements about shock absorbers is true?
    • A. 

      Shock absorbers work on the principle of gas displacement

    • B. 

      Shock absorbers reduce the sprung weight of the vehicle 50%

    • C. 

      Shock absorbers absorb shocks

    • D. 

      Shock absorbers support the weight of the vehicle

  • 6. 
    Worn sway bar bushings will lead to what?
    • A. 

      Faulty shock absorbers

    • B. 

      Wheel shimmy

    • C. 

      Wheel tramp

    • D. 

      Clunking noises

  • 7. 
    Regarding tire code: P215/25 R 18. What diameter rims does the tire fit and what type of construction is it?
    • A. 

      25” rims and bias construction

    • B. 

      18” rims and bias construction

    • C. 

      25” rims and radial construction

    • D. 

      18” rims and radial construction

  • 8. 
    Regarding tire code: P215/25 R 18. What is the height of the sidewall?
    • A. 

      18 mm

    • B. 

      25 mm

    • C. 

      54 mm

    • D. 

      It can’t be found from the tire code

  • 9. 
    A treadwear rating of 175 is….
    • A. 

      Considerably better than ‘average’

    • B. 

      Not nearly as good as ‘average’

    • C. 

      An ‘average’ rating

    • D. 

      Not a valid rating

  • 10. 
    How frequently should tires be rotated?
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Every 5 000 km

    • C. 

      Every 10 000 km

    • D. 

      Every 20 000 km

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