The suspension system of your heavy-duty truck provides your vehicle with a cushion against the shock and impact of the road surface. Your suspension system helps your wheels to remain in even contact with the road, smooth over potholes, rough roads, or off-road terrain, so that you can brake, steer, and safely control your vehicle. A suspension system that functions correctly helps stabilize your truck, smooths the ride, and maintains the proper axle spacing and alignment.
Today's suspension systems are incredibly robust but can be very difficult to diagnose when a vehicle is not maintained properly. For example, when a barely noticeable squeak or rattle is allowed to continue for an extended period, other suspension components such as tires or brakes can be affected.
In addition, a wide range of bushings, arms, bump stops, and other components are all required to work together perfectly to provide a comfortable ride. The suspension system on your truck can include all or some of the following:
- Upper Control Arm
- Lower Control Arm
- Stabilizer Link
- Sway Bar Bushing
- Strut/Shock Mounts
- Strut Bearing
- Bump Stop
- Spring Pad
When to seek out suspension service
When to seek service will depend on the type of springs you have in your vehicle. Our expert mechanics specialize in repairing leaf, coil and air springs.
Leaf and coil springs are essential to the suspension systems of large commercial vehicles. But over time, shocks, bumps and potholes can impact their integrity and performance.
Over/under-inflation, and damage from road debris can impact air spring performance over time. Regular maintenance and inspections are essential.
Put heavy-duty truck suspension repair in the hands of a professional mechanic to save yourself time, and hassle and be sure it’s getting done right the first time.
Our team can maintain your vehicle’s suspension
As a full-service heavy-duty repair shop, The Diesel Shop offers comprehensive suspension services. We have experienced and certified mechanics who work with the most up-to-date machinery and equipment to perform planned maintenance or unexpected repairs. When you come to us, expect our team to discuss which services your truck needs to keep you involved in the maintenance of your vehicle.
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