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Auto Dictionary: What Is A Vehicle’s Suspension?


No matter if you’re in a work-ready pickup truck or a performance-oriented sports car, you’ve felt the effects — and the differences — of a vehicle’s suspension.


A suspension system includes a vehicle's tires, springs, shock absorbers and connecting parts and is designed to connect a vehicle to its wheels and allow the necessary amount of motion between the two. The suspension system contributes to both a vehicle’s handling and its ride quality, making it an extremely important factor in a vehicle’s safety and comfort.


Put bluntly, the suspension absorbs energy from the road. It absorbs…

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Ford Freedom Awards in Michigan Celebrate Black Female Achievement

The 20th Annual Ford Freedom Awards ceremony was recently held May 22nd at the Michigan Opera Theater in the Detroit Opera House. Collaborating with The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Ford Freedom Awards honor individuals throughout history who have made a positive impact for the African-American community. This year’s theme, “Black Girl Magic,” in particular highlighted the legacy of female leaders and the growing achievements of emerging female activists and entrepreneurs.


The Ford Freedom Award was posthumously presented to honoree Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. Remarked by many - including former President Barack Obama - as the “godmother of…

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Ford Helps New Drivers in Saudi Arabia

There are many holidays that people around the world celebrate each and every day. On the large scale, some of them are considered very small, while others gain national or global attention. March 8 was International Women’s Day, and women from all walks of life recognized the holiday. March 8 was also the day Ford held its Driving Skills for Life for Her in Saudi Arabia.

Driving Skills for Life for Her is a program that teachers new woman drivers the fundamentals of driving. This event covered the basics of driving, while touching on specific incidents that these new…

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Ford Promotes STEAM Power

As a company, Ford has a history of innovation. Starting with founder Henry Ford in early 1900s and continuing today with the release of its latest models, the American automaker’s well-deserved reputation as a leader in technology and engineering stands strong.

Hoping to encourage and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators, Ford has recently awarded significant grants to three schools as a part of an ongoing initiative to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) education. To qualify, teams from each school submitted a proposal for a realistic plan to improve their local communities. The grant…

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