In this article we are going to take a look at a problem that may prove to be threatening. If you notice any handling or grip problems on your Toyota Scion FR S , it is essential that you drive attentively and handle it fairly quickly. Our team has written this article to help you fix them. First, we’ll fairly quickly look at the essential parts that assure good road handling, then we’ll look at why your Toyota Scion FR S doesn’t hold the road any more, and at last we’ll look at how to fix your grip complications.
What are the main components that assure great road holding and handling on a Toyota Scion FR S?
We commence this article by fairly quickly telling you the main parts that will ensure good road holding for your Toyota Scion FR S. It’s essential to know that a vehicle’s grip is a science in itself. It will consequently be based upon many points, we will show you down below the main ones that can be influenced:
- Shock absorbers: The main parts of your road handling, they permanently ensure the contact between the wheels and the road. They absorb all shocks and holes on the road.
- Tyres: They are the ones that will ensure the grip of your Toyota Scion FR S on the road, the softer they are, the more grip you have, but the faster they get damaged, the harder they are, the less grip you have, but the more resistant they are. Temperature influences their wear. Their size will as well play on grip, the wider they are the more contact with the ground will be significant.
- The center of gravity: The higher your car is going to be, the more it will lean in the corners and consequently lose handling, that’s why low profile sports vehicles grip better than very high 4×4’s
- Wheel Alignment: This adjustment enables you to control the vertical angle of your car’s wheels, it is consequently important for the grip of your motor vehicle and the wear of your tires. This adjustment is very particular and must be carried out by professionals.
There are many other parts to consider such as wheelbase, ground clearance, chassis rigidity, weight and aerodynamics…
Why is my Toyota Scion FR S having complications with my car’s handling or grip?
We will now proceed to the part that interests you the most, why my Toyota Scion FR S has handling complications? As we explained above, there are quite a lot of components to consider for your car to have a good grip, however there are few that can evolve over time, most of them are intrinsic to the construction of the car, we will find out right away those that can affect your handling and road, and, why:
- As we explained above, the rubber of the tyres has a fundamental function in the good road holding of your motor vehicle, if your tyres are dead, you may possibly have complications of road holding on wet road at first and when you reach the “cord” even on dry road.
- Dead shock absorbers: If your shock absorbers are dead, your motor vehicle will no longer have the ability to absorb the irregularities of the road effectively and it will tend to “float”, which will end result in a bad distribution of the masses on the car and shift the centre of gravity of the car. You risk slipping in the bends.
- The risk with a misalignment is that your ground contact area is reduced due to a too open or too closed wheel angle, you will have grip complications.
- A steering problem: Last but not least, the last important element for good road handling is that all the components of your steering must be in good condition. The most traditional circumstance is that your stabilizer bar or the silent blocks of your steering triangles are dead. The result will be a delay in your changes of way.
How do you fix the handling complications?
We now proceed to the different solutions to resolve your road holding complications on your Toyota Scion FR S .
- Tyres: Nothing could be easier, just change your tyres, make sure to verify them attentively and change them when you get to the visual indicator in the grooves of your tyres. It is generally necessary to count between 100 and 200 euros for a pair of tires.
- Shock absorbers: Ditto, dead shock absorbers have to be changed, if you want to know when to change the shock absorbers of a Toyota Scion FR S, please have a look at our article on this subject. The price can vary quite a lot, but you will have to count at least 400€
- Wheel alignment: You will have to go to your garage to have it corrected, it will cost you less than 100€?
- Steering: If you have complications with the handling on Toyota Scion FR S due to your steering, there might be some components involved, in this case you will have to make a whole check-up of these components, the best is to call a professional.
If perhaps you have any further questions about the Toyota Scion FR S, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota Scion FR S category.