How To Maintain Air Suspension
Air ride suspension is a great way to get an adjustable suspension for your vehicle, but it will come with more maintenance than your standard lowering springs or coil-overs. With the larger price tag of air suspension, it is always recommended that you keep your system well maintained to get the longest life from your air system. Today, we are going to discuss a few simple maintenance checks for your air suspension system that will not only help you identify potential problems but help to keep your AccuAir system running for years to come.
The air struts on your air suspension system should be inspected for any wear and tear any time you are doing routine maintenance. You will want to check the collars (if applicable), the air line connections, and the physical condition of the air bag itself. If you notice any rubbing on the bag by another component, check to ensure it is not to the point of needing to be replaced and remedy the issue.
Check over your air lines for any signs of kinks, loose fittings, and rubbing. These lines can easily have holes rubbed into them if installed incorrectly which could lead to air leaks in the future.
Your air tank should be drained routinely to keep any moisture out of the system which could cause rust in steel tanks. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this, check out our how to drain an air suspension tank article for help. Inspect the tank as a whole for any damage, rust, or loose fittings.
Run your air compressor while you visually inspect it for any issues you may not see or hear while driving your car. Any abnormal noises, vibrations, or other issues should be addressed quickly as a burnt compressor will need to be replaced as quickly as possible.
If your vehicle is equipped with height sensors, check over them and ensure that they are still installed securely. If any are loose, secure them with the correct hardware. If you notice any wires that are damaged, you will need to replace the height sensor altogether. While you can still operate an air suspension system with a malfunctioning height sensor, it will not be as convenient.
High-Quality Air Ride Suspension From AccuAir
When it comes to the longevity of air ride suspension, choosing high-quality components can help ensure that you are getting parts that last. However, even the best parts in the business should be checked routinely to ensure they are operating as they should be. With air suspension, a poor installation can cause even the best of products to become susceptible to damage.
Offering some of the highest-quality products in the industry, including aluminum air tanks that are rust-proof, AccuAir is well known for manufacturing air suspension components that last. From the ENDO tank line to our revolutionary air suspension management systems, AccuAir has everything you need to build a long-lasting air suspension system for just about any vehicle.
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