Used Citroen Coil Springs
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About Coil Springs
A Citroen coil spring is a heavy duty metal spring that sits on the lower wishbone and is a key part of a vehicle’s suspension system. It works as a shock absorber and compresses and expands to absorb the bumps and holes in the road as the vehicle is driven.
All Citroen coil springs are given a rating and if they need to be replaced, must be replaced with a spring of the same rating. This spring also has to have the same rating as the other spring. Because of this, it is highly recommended that you replace both Citroen springs at the same time.
There are many reasons why a Citroen coil spring can fail. Harsh weather has taken a huge toll, with salt and rust being a big problem. This isn’t usually a problem in newer springs as they have a plastic coating, however as this wears down over time it exposes the spring to the elements.
To prevent early damage to springs it is recommended that drivers should regularly clean underneath the vehicle with a pressure washer. This may prolong the life of the spring and other parts.
- Thanks to Citroën, the French driver Sebastien Loeb is the single most successful driver in the entire history of the World Rallying Championship. Nine consecutive driver's titles were won by Loeb in the time between 2004 and 2012, driving cars such as the Xsara, the C4, and the DS3.
- The 1934 Citroën 7CV was the first mass-produced car to have front-wheel drive, hydraulic brakes, and real suspension! This basic design found its way into subsequent models right up until three decades later in the mid-1950s.
- French president Charles de Gaulle's life was saved by Citroën not once, but twice. In 1961 a Citroën DS managed to stay intact despite there being a bomb made of plastic explosive, dynamite, oil, and nails. It even managed to drive away from the scene. In 1962, de Gaulle was attacked again, this time with machine guns, but the Citroën again managed to get away from the would-be assassins.
- Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.
- Buying Maserati was definitely a mistake for Citroën. The SM model didn't sell well, and that led to financial difficulties that meant the car company was eventually acquired by Peugeot.