the complex trailer suspension system
Your trailer’s suspension system helps your wheels to remain in even contact with the road, and drive smoothly over potholes, rough roads, or off-road terrain so that you can brake, steer, and safely control your trailer. A suspension system that functions correctly helps stabilize your trailer, 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 trailer can include all or some of the following:
- Air bag
- Air springs
- Spring pad
- Torque arms
- Leveling valve
When to seek out trailer suspension service
When to seek service will depend on the type of springs you have for your trailer. The team of expert mechanics at all 3 locations of The Service Company specializes in fixing 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 trailer 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.