Tell Tale Signs That You Need to Replace Your Leaf Springs
You expect a
lot from your suspension, and your leaf springs are one of the key components
that help you carry those heavy loads day in and day out. In fact, you often
don’t know how much you expect from your leaf springs until you find that they
are not working any longer. This might be due to a rough ride, or excess
vibration when your car or truck is fully loaded. Either way, when it is time
to replace your leaf springs, it is best to get it done right away.
What are the Signs of Damaged Leaf Springs?
If you are not
checking and inspecting your leaf springs regularly then you might end up with
problems that end up ruining your ride. If you hear a scrapping noise as you
drive, or your suspension bottoms out whenever you go over a bump, then you
might have worn or cracked leaf springs that need an immediate replacement. You
can see if there are problems by parking on a flat surface and looking at your
vehicle to see if one side sits lower than the other.
If the car does
sit low on one side, then it’s time to remove the wheels and inspect further.
Clean the leaf springs with a wire brush to remove the dirt and grime and look
for wear and cracks. If any exist, then replacement
are the only logical choice. You risk not only
damaging the chassis of your car or truck with further use, but also
potentially dangerous conditions if the leaf springs break completely and your
axle is detached.
how long your leaf springs have lasted, you may want to talk to our experts
about heavy duty leaf springs. The standard leaf springs on a car or truck are
only rated to hold a certain amount of weight, and if you are routinely
carrying heavy loads, this can affect the wear on your leaf springs. Find out
more before you just replace the springs with the factory models.
Need a Leaf Spring Replacement? Turn to General Spring
You may have
many questions as it relates to finding the right leaf springs to replace those
that are damaged on your vehicle, and talking to experts who work on
suspensions every day can help. At
we have been an automotive leaf spring and suspension authority since 1965, and
even today still operate a full service shop in the New Century, KS area. When
you call the technicians on the floor, you’ll be speaking with the same people
who build our high quality suspension products.
We can also
design and manufacture custom made leaf springs for any application, including
older vehicles where leaf springs are no longer readily available. 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 through our
. We’re confident that we can assist you with
any suspension problem you may have.