What You Need to Know about Your Trailers Leaf Springs
worries about the leaf springs and suspension products that are installed on
their vehicle, and why not? With all of the turning and jarring that happens
when driving, you will feel every bump on the road if your suspension system
isn’t working properly. Nothing is more important to giving you a smooth and
comfortable ride than the suspension in your car or truck, but have you
considered the leaf springs on your trailer?
Why are Trailer Leaf Springs Important?
While you will
not feel every bump and thump if your trailer leaf springs are worn or
defective, your cargo most definitely will. Any delicate cargo you may have in
your trailer, such as glass or boxes of pottery, could be damaged due to
excessive jarring when your leaf springs are not doing their job. Losing a
delicate load is a high price to pay for not properly maintaining the
suspension on your trailer.
In fact, if
your suspension if badly damaged on your trailer, this can also cause problems
with how your vehicle drives. If your trailer wheels are not properly
functioning this can cause the trailer to drag more on your truck and affect
the gas mileage while you pull your trailer. You will normally have some drag
from your trailer, but making it worse with a bad suspension is not in your
How Should You Care for Trailer Leaf Springs?
springs can wear just like regular vehicle leaf springs can, so the same
inspections, maintenance and cleaning are required to keep them up to the task.
First, have your vehicle on a flat surface and look at it from the back low
point to the ground. If one side is sitting lower than the other you might have
a problem with leaf spring wear or damage on one side.
Next, you need
to remove the wheel so that you can access the leaf springs that are typically
behind the wheel. Clean off any dirt or grime that prevents you from inspecting
the leaf spring. Check for leaves becoming loose, cracks or wear all along the
spring, especially where the spring contacts other parts. Excessive rust can
lead to damage, so remove any as best you can. Read more about leaf springs
Turn to the Professionals at General Spring
has been an automotive leaf spring and suspension authority since 1965, and in
this time we’ve had the pleasure of helping countless customers around the
country, and even the world with all their suspension problems. We pride
ourselves in supplying quality products, fast shipping and low prices on
everything we sell. Through our tight inventory process, we are able to check
the quality on every leaf spring we sell before shipping to our customers,
ensuring you get a reliable product every time you place an order.
If you are
local to New Century, KS you can call us at 913-829-0619, and national
customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619. We stand ready to help you
with all of your leaf spring and suspension needs for both your vehicles and