Active Ride Control Archives - Import Car
Mercedes Airmatic Suspensions

Diagnostic tips to aid your repair efforts.

Mercedes-Benz ABC Suspensions

The system provides great ride & handling, but it can be complicated to service if you do not have the right training.

Mercedes-Benz Air Suspension

Here are some tips and tricks to follow on how to diagnose and repair these systems for your customers.

Mercedes-Benz Hydraulic Suspension Evolution

When writing an estimate for an air ride repair, make sure you give the customer these options.

Active Ride Control: Comfort, Control And Wheel Travel All In One Sway Bar

Imagine a car without sway bars. The car would experience body roll around corners, but off road and in a straight line, the tires would maintain better contact with rougher roads at lower speed for better traction. However, at higher speeds, the body movement around corners would negate this effect. If you increased the spring rate, it would reduce body roll but would impact ride comfort.

Active Ride Control: Diagnostics And Replacement Options

For a shock or strut to be active, it must be able to react to three critical streams of information. First, it must act on information from the ABS and stability control system. Second, it must measure body movement. Third, it must detect the extent and rate of suspension movement.