If you are considering an air suspension system for your vehicle, you are most likely aware of the cost of air suspension kits. With the higher cost of air suspension, you will want to know how long your new investment is going to last before you have to start replacing parts. At AccuAir, we have put together a quick guide to show you how long air suspension lasts and what you can expect from your air suspension components.
How Long Does Air Suspension Last?
Air Compressor - 3-5 Years
While air compressors do not have a specific lifetime, most VIAIR compressors are going to carry a one-year warranty. Looking at reviews and first-hand accounts, most VIAIR compressors are going to last between 3-5 years depending on use and abuse.
Air Tank - Lifetime (When Properly Maintained)
With the way that air tanks are designed, a properly installed and maintained air tank can last forever. The only real threat to an air tank is forgetting to drain it. Compressed air can cause moisture in the tank and if you do not drain it, it can lead to damage, rust, and other issues.
Air Lines - Varies
Air lines can last a lifetime or they can last 10 minutes if not installed properly. Air lines are routed along the exterior and interior of a vehicle, leaving them susceptible to damage from moving components and the outside elements. In areas that see extreme weather and salt on the road in the winters, air lines may need to be replaced more often than others.
Valve Manifold - 3-5 Years
A valve manifold is similar to an air compressor as it does not have a specific lifetime. Looking at reviews and first-hand accounts, most valve manifolds are going to last between 3-5 years depending on use and abuse.
Air Management System - Varies
The lifetime of an air suspension management system varies depending on the quality of the kit and how you treat it. Most management systems can last the lifetime of your vehicle if it is properly installed and maintained.
Air Struts/Air Bags - 80,000-100,000 Miles
Air springs normally last 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Over this time, the rubber bladder dries out, and cracks appear around the bottom piston. Compressors usually wear out because of leaky air springs. However, the computer and height sensors generally last the life of the vehicle.
High-Quality Air Suspension Kits From AccuAir
As one of the leading manufacturers of air suspension components in the industry, AccuAir continues to innovate and revolutionize air suspension. By putting our commitment to quality at the forefront of every product we develop, you can rest assured that every product we offer will be the best that money can buy.
If you are ready to get more information on an air suspension system for your vehicle or have questions regarding one of our products, give us a call or fill out our contact form https://accuair.com/pages/contact. Our team will be happy to help you build a kit for your vehicle.