Types of Suspension Systems
You've probably heard the term 'air suspension' and wondered what they were. Air suspension replaces conventional springs with airbags, working alongside the airlines and an air compressor. The result? A flexible suspension that adjusts the support and comfort of your ride by airing up or airing down the airbags. This allows for multiple levels of support. The downside to air suspensions starts with the various components. The more parts to the air suspension, the more complicated and costly the repairs, like punctured airbags or a malfunctioning air compressor.
Leaf Spring Suspension
Leaf spring suspensions sound outdated but are still used due to their reliability. Repairs become more manageable and cheaper as the springs simplify the suspension support. Aspects like worn bushings can ruin your leaf spring suspension's day, leading to a bumpy and unsteady ride. Wear lowers their ability to support your heavy-duty truck. With proper maintenance and repairs, leaf suspensions do their just as well as air suspensions, without varying support.
Signs You Need To Check Your Suspension
Leaking Shock Absorbers
Ah, shock absorbers! These bad boys use the suspension fluid necessary to dampen bumps. If you find your ride turning into a rodeo, it is time to check for leaking shock absorbers. A leak compromises more than just comfort, it risks long-term damage to other aspects of your vehicle.
Worn bushings are often the culprits that only make a peep once the damage is done. These little rubber or polyurethane pads prevent erosion of metal parts, which is vital to your leaf spring suspension. Ignoring them risks your frame and suspension as time will corrode the metals.
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