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Replacing the Worn Leaf Springs on Your GMC Sierra

Replacing the Worn Leaf Springs on Your GMC SierraAs the backbone of your truck suspension, your leaf springs take the brunt of the punishment that rough roads and heavy loads inflict. When you go over bumps or potholes it is the leaf springs that stretch and contract to absorb the shocks so that your ride remains smooth. With all of this stretching and contracting, it is no wonder that the steel of these springs can eventually wear out.

How Can I Tell If a Leaf Spring Needs a Replacement?

It is easy to tell if your suspension is in trouble even if you are not hearing the axle bottom out on every bump and pothole. The best way to inspect your suspension is to park your truck on an even surface and look at the front and back of the vehicle to see if its level. If the truck is sitting unevenly, then your leaf springs may be damaged, worn, or broken.

If this is the case, you need to remove the wheel and inspect the leaf springs. Use a wire brush to remove any dirt and grime so that you can look closely at the condition of the leaf springs and its attachments. If clips have come loose then you can tighten them and move the leaves back into place, but if you find that the leaves are worn, cracked or damaged you will likely need to replace them with new parts.

What is Available for the GMC Sierra?

Since the GMC Sierra is available in a ½ ton, ¾ ton and 1 ton model , it is important to purchase the right leaf springs for your particular model of truck. In addition, the model year is important since the leaf springs have changed with the advances in models and the improved capacities required for trucks since 1936 when the first GMC trucks came out. Before you call the professionals at General Spring, be sure to know both the model and year of your truck in order to make an accurate purchase.

Where is the Best Place for Suspension Products?

As an automotive leaf spring and suspension authority since 1965, the team at General Spring has learned a lot about what is needed to make a suspension work properly. As a full service shop, the people you talk to on the phone to ask about suspension products are the same technicians that install our products every day. You can be sure that you’re working with someone who knows what they’re doing from start to finish.

Whether you need to replace old, worn, cracked or broken springs, or need a heavy-duty option, you can be confident that General Spring will have exactly what you need.

If you are local to New Century, KS call us at 913-829-0619, and national customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619. You can also contact us online. For quality products, fast shipping, low prices and items in stock, look no further than General Spring of Kansas City.