This Is How To Get The Best Ride Quality From Your Vehicle

Want to know how to make sure that every journey you take in your car is buttery smooth for you and your passengers? Then check out our expert guide on how to improve ride quality below. Read on to find out more.

Make sure the height of your vehicle is correct 

Cars that are too low can cause poor ride quality, usually because it is a sign of the suspension being damaged and needing repair. Conversely, vehicles that ride too high can also cause problems when it comes to ride quality. This is because high-riding cars are an indication that the suspension is not correctly calibrated, which will of course lead to a much more uncomfortable ride.

Select the right tires 

When it comes to ride quality and achieving the smoothest ride possible, tires matter. This is because tires should be selected based on the type of terrain you will be driving over the most. That means if you plan on driving across rocky, steep, or mountainous terrain you will have tires that are quite different from the ones designed to be used on smooth roads like motorways.

With that in mind, always consider the type of terrain you will do the majority of your driving on before you select your tires.

Pick the right vehicle 

Choosing the right type of vehicle for your needs can also ensure you get a consistently smooth ride quality when travelling in your car. For example, the Ford Ranger Raptor has a turbocharged powertrain and off-road suspension, which helps to make every ride smooth, even ones over more challenging terrain.

You can even give the Ford Ranger Raptor a try before you commit. All you need to do is contact your local Ford Ranger Raptor dealer and ask for a test drive. Then you’ll be able to experience for yourself just how smooth its ride quality is.

Watch out for oversized wheels 

You may think that big wheels will help provide you with a smoother ride in your car, but nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, oversized wheels will very quickly mess up the calibration of your suspension and springs, meaning your ride will be rougher, not smoother.

Oversized wheels can also make it hard to handle your car safely and effectively, so if you want a smooth and safe ride don’t change the size of your wheels more than an inch up or down.

Check your suspension 

Just as you may expect in a post about ride quality our next topic is vehicle suspension. The good news is even if you are struggling with poor ride quality you may not need to replace your vehicle’s entire suspension. Instead, it’s worth first of all, checking your suspension to see if  your struts or shocks need replacing.

This is because structs and shocks are the elements of your suspension system that tend to wear down the most. Therefore by replacing them, you can often make the biggest difference in your ride quality without breaking the bank.

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