Your car’s body style plays a significant part in your spring’s engineering. Make sure you’re using the correct terms when ordering your springs.
Knowing what the body style of your car is when ordering springs is very important. Most people know what their body style is, but every now and then we have one that is not sure.
To help them let’s review some of the most common automotive body styles.
Two, Three, Four Doors?
Every car is either a two or four door, unless of course it’s a three-door hatchback, and then there are several basic variations of the two and four-door vehicles.
Sedans! Hardtops! Coupes!
A sedan has a solid pillar right behind the front door, which helps supports the roof. A hardtop has no pillar. A coupe, whether it be a two or four door is just another word for a hard top.
Convertibles! Roadsters! Fastbacks!
A convertible is a car with a foldable top. A roadster is a two passenger two-door convertible and a fastback is a two-door hard top with a long sloping roof.
And For The Family…
Let’s not forget the one that is big enough to carry the whole family, and that would be a station wagon.
These descriptions are just a tip of the iceberg! Every manufacturer has their own spin put onto their body styles, but this is a good start to know what you have.