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Steering & Suspension

The steering and suspension system is one of the most important parts of your car. Not only does it help you steer and direct your vehicle, it also helps you speed up and slow down — all vital aspects of driving your car and doing so safely.

Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers do two things. Apart from controlling the movement of springs and suspension, shock absorbers also keep your tyres in contact with the ground at all times. At rest or in motion, the bottom surface of your tyres is the only part of your vehicle in contact with the road. Damaged shock absorbers produce a lot of noise especially when the car hits a bumpy road. The car can become unstable and will veer off the road. It is very important to get your shocks changed if they are damaged. At BM Motor Factors we stock Monroe, KYB and Japanparts.

Coil Springs

Made from strong metal, a coil spring compresses itself to absorb the shock caused by bumps in the road as you drive along. Over time, however, these springs can start to wear out and lose their elasticity, meaning that the ride quality deteriorates. Call us for a wide selection of quality coil springs. We stock brands like KYB, Kilen and Suplex.

Wishbones/Control Arms

Wishbone is the most popular independent suspension system. It consists of two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel. The shock absorber and coil spring mount to the wishbones to control vertical movement. If you have any damage to your wishbone or suspension arms you should have it looked at immediately. We stock a wide variety of control arms in Firstline, Moog, Comline, Febi, Motaquip and Optimal.

Anti-Roll Bar Link

This is also known as a droplink or a stabliser link. It is a small link that links your anti roll bar to your suspension or shocks. The bar works by resisting torsion when the wheels on the left and right sides of the car move, and the pressure from constant twisting and flexing over time causes some components to lose their effectiveness or wear out completely. Anti-roll bars are a vital to the safe functioning of your car. At BM Motor Factors, providers of quality car parts in Longford, we stock Firstline, Blueprint, Moog, Optimal, Febi, Meyle and Comline.

Ball Joints

Ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles. They are used on virtually every vehicle made and work similarly to the ball-and-socket design of the human hip joint. A ball joint will wear out over time and will start to cause play in your suspension which, in turn, can cause wheel misalignment and ultimately uneven tyre wear and unpredicatble handling. We stock a large selection of Ball Joints in BM Motor Factors servicing Longford, Leitrim, Cavan, Westmeath and Roscommon. We stock Firstline, Moog, Meyle, Comline and Optimal


Suspension bushings are the rubber parts between suspension joints responsible for making your journeys as smooth as possible. Most bushings are made of rubber, nylon or polyurethane, all of which can wear out over time due to mileage, temperature extremes, and other factors. When bushings wear they allow movement and the driver may experience poor handling or loose steering. If you need to change your bushings, contact us for a wide variety of bushings including Firstline, Febi & Blueprint.

Tie Rods

The tie rod is a part of the steering mechanism in a vehicle. A tie rod consists of an inner and outer end. The enable the turning of the wheels. If they become lose they will affect wheel alignment and steering control. At BM Motor Factors, we stock a wide range of tie rod ends and inner tie rods including Firstline, Moog, Comline, Meyle and Optimal.

For more information on our steering and suspension parts, please contact us.