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With hundreds of people working under the FCP Euro banner, we all strive to support you in every way we can. For the most part, that means supplying you with the latest in high-quality European auto parts, but it also includes pooling our expert knowledge into informative and educational articles and videos dedicated to helping you with your next DIY. With no shortage of suspension components available to you, take a long look at the content we have to support your suspension understanding, diagnostic, and repair needs; one or more of these articles might be just what you need.

General Suspension Content:

You don’t always need your vehicle’s make, model, and trim just to learn how it works or might go wrong. Although the shape, size, and performance level of suspension components depend on make and model specifics, the way they function is generally shared with almost everything on the road. If you’ve ever wondered what’s really going on with your suspension and why it may feel a certain way, these are the links for you!


Definitive Suspension Guides:

Unfortunately, general information doesn’t always get the job done. Whether you’re a prospective buyer or an owner looking to become more familiar, our definitive suspension guides are the one piece you need to learn all about what underpins your vehicle. They contain everything you might need to know, from a larger overview to common failure points and the best upgrades, as well as links to our parts and related content. If your vehicle is covered, look no further; if it isn’t, be sure to let us know so we can get to it in the future!


Suspension DIYs:

When it comes time to fix your vehicle yourself, there's nothing better than a straightforward guide with step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures. With all of our experts on hand, we’ve had the opportunity to put together hundreds of DIYs spanning all other makes we cover. We know better than anyone how quickly these jobs can become a challenge, so we’ve designed them to cover every possibility to ensure your experience DIYing your Euro ride is as smooth as possible.


Suspension Videos:

Reading about a job and looking at still images can be an enormous help, but paired with a video? What else could you need? Our YouTube channel is full of helpful knowledge, both meant to support the written side and stand alone as a source of information. If you’re more of a watcher than a reader, these are exactly what you need to get down to specifics or learn more about the basics.

General Suspension Videos:

Everything You Need To Know About Air Suspension

What To Look For On Your Suspension After You Hit A Curb

Bilstein Struts & Shocks Explained - Which Bilstein Model Is Right For You?

Model-Specific Maintenance & Diagnostic Guide Videos:

Mercedes-Benz W211 Suspension Diagnostics - Everything You Need To Know (E350, E55 AMG, & E63AMG)

BMW E90 Suspension Diagnostics & Problems: Everything You Need To Know ( 328i, 335xi, 335is, 330i)

Audi B8/8.5 Suspension Diagnostic & Maintenance Guide (Struts, Bushings, Mounts, Failures & More!)

Porsche Cayenne Brakes, Suspension & Electronic Diagnostics Guide (Porsche Cayenne 955, 957 & More)

Volvo S60 Suspension Diagnostic & Maintenance Guide (2007-2018 Volvo P3 S80, P3 S60, P3 V60 & More)

Volkswagen Mk7 GTI Suspension Guide: Mk7 GTI Suspension Problems, Diagnostics, & Upgrades

BMW F30 Suspension Diagnostic & Maintenance Guide (Struts, Bushings, Control Arms, & More)

Model-Specific Suspension DIY Videos:

Audi B8 (A4, A5, S4, S5, & Q5) Front Control Arm Replacement - DIY

Mercedes W211 E500 Rear AIRMATIC Air Strut Replacement (W211 E320, E550, CLS500, CLS550 & More)

BMW E90/E91/E92 xDrive Front Control Arm,End Link,Tie Rod &Ball Joint DIY(325xi, 328xi, 330xi,335xi)

Porsche Cayenne Front Upper & Lower Control Arm Replacement DIY (2003-2010 Porsche 955/957)

Volkswagen Mk7 Golf R Front Control Arm Replacement DIY (2015-2021 VW Mk7 Golf R)

Volvo XC90 Front Strut & Spring Replacement DIY (2003-2014 P2 Volvo XC90 R-Design, V8, 3.2)

R56 MINI Cooper S Front Strut Replacement DIY (2006-2013 MINI Cooper, S, John Cooper Works)

How To Find More Suspension Articles For Your Car:

Although there’s lots of content linked here, there’s plenty more over on The best way to learn more about your car or simply find something entertaining to read is by using the revamped search feature at the top of the blog. The search bar at the top right allows you to filter by keyword so you can get specific. However, you can also search using the tags provided in the dropdown menu on the left-hand side in blue.


From there, the blog is at your disposal.

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Written by :
Christian Schaefer

Car and motorsports-obsessed writer/editor for FCP Euro's DIY Blog. Constantly dreaming of competing behind the wheel or searching for another project. Owner of a turbo Subaru Forester and a ratty Porsche 914, neither of which are running.

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