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Steering And Suspension Damage Analysis

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Vehicle Identification, Estimating Systems, and Terminology (DAM01)
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis (DAM03)
  • Steel Structures Damage Analysis (DAM12)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role of steering systems as well as front and rear suspension
  • Understand general concepts for steering and suspension systems
  • Identify damaged steering and suspension parts
  • Determine damaged parts that cause steering and wheel tracking problems
  • Analyze caster, camber, toe, and other alignment angles
  • Understand ride heights difference, additional inspection methods, and how to use alignment angle readings to ensure complete and accurate damage analysis
  • Locate and identify damaged steering and suspension parts prior to wheel alignment inspection

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Course Content

Module 1 - Steering and Suspension Overview
During the first module of the course, the student will gain an understanding of what to look for when identifying types of steering systems, steering systems parts and parts of front and rear suspension systems.

Module 2 - Damage Analysis
As the students move through the course, he or she will begin to examine several damage analysis considerations. He/she will gain an understanding of how to properly analyze steering and suspension issues, determine which types of damage can cause specific problems and identify testing procedures for steering and suspension damage analysis. The student will also learn about performing steering and suspension quick checks, analyzing parts for damage, suspension alignment angles and diagnosing damage by interpreting alignment angles.

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