Check Your Current Coil Springs Durability
Coil springs, like all
springs can wear over time and not offer the protection they first provided.
This is because the springs are made from steel and over time, the compressive
forces will cause the metal to permanently deform so that it does not return to
its original position. While this is expected, if it is left unchecked for too
long you will have problems with your suspension not handling all of the bumps
along the road and your vehicle can even bottom out on larger bumps causing
damage to the undercarriage.
How Can You Check Your Coil Springs?
The most common problem
induced by coil spring wear is a coil spring that has been compressed. When
this happens, your car, truck, van, or SUV will sit lower than it should so
that there is less distance for the chassis to travel when going over larger
bumps. To check for this you can easily look at how your car or truck is
sitting when it is on an even surface.
Park your vehicle and crouch
behind to see if the rear frame is sitting lower to the ground, and especially
if the frame is sitting lower on one side. This unevenness could be due to one
coil spring or leaf spring being more worn or damaged than the other. Repeat
this for the front suspension by crouching in front of the vehicle.
Of course a telltale sign is
if your vehicle has started to bottom out when you go over bumps while driving.
This is a sure sign that your suspension system, including your coil springs,
needs to be inspected closely and probably in need of repair. Additionally, if
you hear a grinding noise while going over a bumpy road, this can also be an
indication that your coil spring has broken and needs immediate attention.
Watch and listen for any of these signs to determine if you need to replace
your coil springs.
Spring: Your Place for Expert Advice and Quality Parts
If you are finding that your
suspension is sagging but don’t know what is wrong or what to do, it is best to
turn to an expert. The dedicated team at
General Spring has
gained the knowledge and expertise needed to determine what is wrong and what
you need to replace. We are confident that we can help you find the right type
of suspension product at the price that is within your budget.
Along with providing a full service
facility, we are also able to ship our exceptional suspension products anywhere
in the entire United States and overseas. Take a look at our
. If you still cannot find the right coil
spring for your vehicle, call our customer service department to consult with
one of our experts to custom design one for you.
So if you need to find the
right suspension products for your vehicle, call us today. You can do so
locally at 913-829-0619 and national customers can call us toll free at
1-888-829-0619. We look forward to working with you soon.