Air Suspension

Air Suspension systems can offer great benefits for drivers. They can improve ride quality. Air Suspension laity like increased ride height for off road excursions all while keeping the rear level under loaded conditions. But, as with other hard-working components, Air Suspension shocks and struts will eventually fail succumbing to either damage to or dry rot of the air spring. In addition, the dampener, which is just like any other shock or strut, will lose its ability to control the movement of the suspension due to internal wear and lose fluid inside the dampener. When an Air Suspension system fails, there can be up to four different options to return the vehicle to operating condition. Some involve repairing the existing Air Suspension system, while others involve replacing the system with springs and passive shocks and struts. All options have their pros and cons. But no matter which option is being considered.

As mentioned previously, one option is to repair the system by replacing the damaged air Suspension units with new units. The benefits of this option are that it restores the vehicles air suspension to its original condition and functionality. Cost is considered one of the downfalls of replacing the air Suspension units with new parts. It is highly recommended that you replace the compressor and the dryer assembly while doing the job to ensure that the replacement air Suspension unit will last.

Air suspension is a modern way of enhancing the driving experience by way of computerised air vents and compression in the suspension system. Introduced as an improvement on the traditional steel suspension of luxury cars, air suspension is a feature that allows drivers to adjust the quality of the drive according to the nature of the surface on which they are driving. It relies on air pressure inflating the bellows in the suspension system to ensure that the chassis is sufficiently raised above the axle to mask significant bumps in the road. Due to the advanced technology involved, air suspension systems are more technical to fix, so it is recommended that a mechanic is consulted if your system is showing signs of failure. One tell-tale sign is that the vehicle appears to lean to one side when you are driving.

Shock absorbers and coil springs help absorb and direct road force, maintaining wheel oscillation, jounce and rebound. The air springs are simply tough rubber and plastic bags inflated to a certain pressure and height to mimic the coil springs.

Air Suspension Repair As mentioned previously, one option is to repair the system by replacing the damaged air Suspension units with new units. The benefits of this option are that it restores the vehicles air suspension to its original condition and functionality. Cost is considered one of the downfalls of replacing the air Suspension units with new parts. It is highly recommended that you replace the compressor and the dryer assembly while doing the job to ensure that the replacement air Suspension unit will last. Primary Components of Original Air Suspension Systems:

  • Front Air Suspension Shock Absorbers
  • Front Air Suspension Air Bag
  • Front Air Suspension Mounts and O-Rings
  • Rear Hydropneumatics Air Suspension Shocks Air-Over-Hydraulic
  • Rear Air Suspension Air Bag
  • Rear Air Suspension Mounts and O-Rings
  • Air Suspension Air Compressor
  • Air Suspension Air Pressure Accumulator Tank
  • Air Suspension Air Lines
  • Air Suspension Level Sensors
  • Air Suspension Control Module Controls Warning Light System
  • Controls Air Pump Compressor Functions Reads Information from Suspension Level Sensors to Properly Distribute Air

Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an electric or engine driven air pump or compressor. This compressor pumps the air into a flexible bellows, usually made from textile reinforced rubber. The air pressure inflates the bellows and raises the chassis from the axle.

Never drive a car with a broken air suspension or shock absorber at highway speeds and avoid sudden turns or stops in the long run a broken air suspension shock will need to be replaced.

Symptoms of bad shocks or struts include air suspension: Badly cupped tyre and or noticeable tyre shaking, wheel shimmy or vibration after hitting a bump. Suspension bottoming on rough roads or when backing out of a driveway.

Sometimes, the worst part of getting your car fixed is having to bring it to the garage. We are therefore happy to offer our customers a free collection and delivery service If you prearrange a collection, we will pick your car up from your home or place of work and drive it to our premises, carry out all the necessary work (having consulted you) and deliver it back to you at the end of the day.

We are able to tow, jump start or repair your vehicle if you are experiencing problems or broken down for a small fee. If we can't sadly start your vehicle, we can contact a local recovery firm to collect your vehicle for a very competitive price.

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Here at Many Autos, we believe that we offer a valuable product with our Free Collection and Delivery Service, we can collect either from your place of work or from your home address. If you are unsure about whether the address you are considering having your vehicle collected from is not within our range, then please do contact us.

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service