Replacing the Worn Leaf Springs on Your GMC Sierra
As 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
, 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
Where is the Best Place for Suspension Products?
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.
need to replace old, worn, cracked or broken springs, or need a heavy-duty
option, you can be confident that
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
online. For quality products, fast shipping,
low prices and items in stock, look no further than General Spring of Kansas