Leaf springs are one of the most common spring types on heavy-duty suspension setups. They support the weight of your vehicle as well as what you’re hauling. Over time leaf springs may crack, rust, or flatten. When this happens, it’s time to replace them altogether. Fortunately, leaf springs are very easy to replace, and won’t take much time in the shop.
Air suspension setups can be very complex. They include airbags, air compressors, air lines, and a decent amount of sensors and valves. Because of this, air suspensions require not only routine maintenance, but routine inspection. We highly recommend you get your air suspension inspected on a regular basis.
Bushings are small pieces of metal that absorb road vibrations in order to protect vital suspension components. Over time they wear out and need to be replaced. Replacing worn-out bushings is a necessity, for if you don’t, you may end up damaging springs, shocks, and other vital infrastructure.
Shock Absorbers control the rebound movement of your suspension. When you go over a pothole or speed bump, shocks are the reason why your vehicle doesn’t bounce. Not only would that cause injury to the driver, but it would put your valuable cargo at risk too. Over time shocks may leak or rust, which compromises their performance and functionality.
Torque rods are a critical linkage within your heavy-duty suspension setup. They generally connect your differential housing to your frame in order to prevent the twisting of your frame under high torque. The linkages themselves will last indefinitely, but the bushings on either side of your torque rod may wear out over time.
For all your suspension service needs, Kuntz Truck Repair LLC has your back. Why not give us a call today? Your heavy-duty truck will thank you.