How to Check and Maintain Your Suspension During
and maintaining your suspension is not just a summer project. In fact, some of
the most punishing conditions for a vehicle suspension can happen in the winter
months. Pot holes and sinks holes that can spring up in the road during the
constant freezing and thawing of winter can cause endless problems for a
suspension system. Therefore, checking your suspension system is especially
crucial during the winter.
How to Check Your Suspension
easiest way to check your leaf springs for sag and unevenness is to park your
vehicle on an even surface and look from a low angle to see if your car or
truck tilts to one side. If so, then the springs on one side may be worn or
have come loose due to settling. It is best to further inspect the leaf springs
to determine what is causing the sagging or unevenness.
To do a
proper inspection of the leaf springs, lift the vehicle and remove the tire to
get better access. A clean spring is much easier to inspect to ensure you don’t
miss anything important during your inspection.During the winter months it might
be necessary to clean the dirt and salt build up with a wire brush to see the
What to Look For and What Could Be Wrong
the tire off and the springs cleaned, check that all bolts are tight and that
the small leaves have not moved due to settling. You should also check for
small cracks or damage in the leaves that could lead to breakages if left
unfixed. Also, look for excess wear or distortion of the leaf springs. That
could be an indication that your load is sitting more to one side during
course, if you find a problem during your inspection and are not sure what to
do, the team at General Spring can help.
Contact General Spring for All Your Leaf Spring and
has been in the leaf spring and suspension business for almost 50 years. Our
dedicated service team is here to help you find the right suspension product to
address any needs you may have. We specialize in leaf springs, coil springs,
add a leafs, and load support. We can also supply quality products, fast shipping and low
prices. The General Spring team strives to keep our most popular items in stock
so they’re available when you need them.
you need to replace old, worn, cracked or broken springs—or need a more heavy-duty
option, we’re confident we have what you need. The professionalswho are standing
by to answer your call are the same technicians that work in our full service
shop, giving them the knowledge and expertise to assist you in any way
are local to New Century, KS can call us at 913-829-0619 or stop into our full
service shop.National customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619.
Whenever you have a problem with your suspension, call the experts at General
Spring right away!