Suspension Parts that Need Replaced on Your Jeep
Jeeps are known for enduring tough roads. That’s why when
the suspension starts to flatten out, truck owners barely notice it because it
may seem natural for these vehicles to make some noise when barreling over
those punishing terrains. The truth is even with durable vehicles like the
Jeep, these things shouldn’t be ignored.
The more a Jeep is used, the more it may lean when making
turns, shake when hitting bumps in the road, or have more play in the steering
wheel. Suspension parts wear our on a
gradual basis. Such tell tale signs won’t always be so obvious. That’s why you
should get your Jeep’s suspension checked almost as often as you get an oil
change, depending on how often you drive it and what you use it for.
How to Check if Your
Suspension System Needs Replaced
If you’re a mechanic, you might be able to save yourself a
couple hundred of dollars and check the suspension system on your Jeep
yourself. One of the ways to do this is
to measure the height of your Jeep. First, make sure that your Jeep is parked
on level pavement. Then you should step back and determine if the truck itself
sits level. If it does, then you may very well need to have some or all of your
suspension system’s parts replaced.
What Type of
Suspension Parts Typically Need Replaced?
If the back part of your Jeep sits level or even a little
lower, then what you’ll most likely need are leaf spring replacements.
General Spring, a suspension part
manufacturer and replacement company based in New Century, KS has a wide array
of leaf spring replacements for all
including the Wrangler, Cherokee (XJ), Comanche, Jeepster/Commando, CJ/DJ,
Wagoneer, and Postal Jeep.
If you find that the front end seems dipped down a little
more, then you have to consider that the front end of your truck may look like
it’s a little lower because the back end of your Jeep is purposely set up a bit
higher to accommodate for the additional weight that is usually placed on the
back. In this case, the front end is actually at the right height.
Other important suspension parts that may need replacing are
your U-bolt and leaf spring bolts. These items are what keep your leaf springs
attached to the axle. These too can wear out over time due to road debris and
harsh weather elements. To learn more
about U-bolts, click
You can also read, “Reasons to Check Your U-Bolts”
Helping Keep Your Jeep Leveled!
Do you have any more questions about your Jeep’s suspension system? Call
our toll free number at 1-888-829-0619. Our customer service professionals
are the same technicians who work diligently in our shop building and
installing Jeep suspension parts. You can take confidence in knowing that any
technical questions you have will be answered accurately ensuring that you get
the correct Jeep leaf springs without the hassle and inaccuracy you might
receive from other online companies. So