The Suspension Control Module enables a vehicle to handle different terrain and road conditions. Its main function is to control the air suspension of the vehicle while managing passenger comfort and vehicle dynamics.
The car's suspension system is responsible for smoothing out the ride and keeping the car in control. Specifically, the suspension system maximizes the friction between the tires and the road to provide steering stability and good handling. The suspension system also provides comfort for passengers to limit the impact of particular road conditions to not only the car, but the passengers riding inside.
The suspension system is made up of several components, including the chassis, which holds the cab of the car. The springs support the vehicle weight and absorb and reduce excess energy from road shocks, along with the shock absorbers and struts. Finally, the anti-sway bar shifts the movement of the wheels and stabilizes the car.
Your car's suspension system must be in good condition. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of the vehicle and reduce driver control, as well as accelerate wear on other suspension system components. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts will help maintain good ride control, as they:
Control spring and suspension movement
Provide consistent handling and braking
Prevent premature tire wear
Help keep the tires in contact with the road
Maintain dynamic wheel alignment
Control vehicle bounce, roll, sway, drive, and acceleration squat
Reduce wear on other vehicle systems
Promote even and balanced tire and brake wear