When buying a new car, drivers take many factors into account, and the clearance is one of the most important ones. Ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the vehicle body and the road surface. As a rule, it is measured in the front of the car where the engine is located.
What tasks does the air suspension carry out?
Air suspension is a complex system that maintains an optimal car body position in relation to the road surface. This is performed by changing the pressure in the air springs or air springs. Adjustment is fully automatic. Therefore, neither the driver nor the passengers feel unevenness on the road at any speed.
Another task of the air suspension is to change the clearance. In the case of an increase, off-road capabilities improve. When clearance decreases, the grip of the wheels to the road surface and handling improve.
Air suspension elements
The system consists of the following components:
- compressor - pumps compressed air into the system;
- air receiver - device that allows you to adjust the clearance within a small range;
- air lines - hoses through which air circulates;
- air springs (air bellows or air bags) - elastic rubber elements;
- sensors - devices that collect information on the position of the car body relative to the road surface;
- electronic control unit - it processes information received by sensors.
Air suspension allows you to adjust the clearance in manual and automatic mode. In manual mode, stiffness adjustment is possible if air struts are present. In automatic mode, adjustment occurs using the control unit that receives information from the sensors.
Porsche Cayenne Air Suspension Diagnostics (2002-2010)
The SUV Porsche Cayenne is equipped with a high-performance air suspension that provides comfortable driving on any road. However, the service life of its components is limited. This is especially true for the rubber elements. The service life of air springs and air bags is about 6 years of intensive use. You can extend it if you carry out maintenance on time, eliminating contamination and monitoring the condition of shock absorbers and other elements of the air suspension.
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