Accelerated Fleet Services provides high-quality suspension repair services for fleets in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas. Whether you need your air suspension maintained or your compressed air system repaired, you can count on Accelerated Fleet Services to have your back.
Why Suspension Maintenance is Critical
Your suspension is responsible for smoothening out your ride and supporting the weight of your truck, trailer, and cargo. Due to the amount of abuse suspension systems can take throughout their lifespan, suspension maintenance is truly critical. Something as simple as a frozen airline can compromise the integrity of your air suspension system. Fortunately, we here at Accelerated Fleet Services offer suspension repair services of all kinds. Whether your air dryer is malfunctioning, your airlines are frozen, or your airbags themselves can no longer maintain an adequate air pressure level, you’ll find the solution here at Accelerated Fleet Services.
Air Suspension Versus Leaf Spring Setups
Both leaf spring setups and air suspension setups are used throughout the industry in today’s modern day and age. Although they’re both effective, many choose one over the other. Why is that, you may ask? To answer that, let’s go over the benefits and drawbacks of each.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Leaf Springs
Leaf springs provide trucks with the ability to support an enormous amount of weight. They’re generally low maintenance and maintain the same lifespan as that of your heavy-duty truck. One of the key benefits of air suspension is the lack of fail points. Unlike air suspension, the areas in which your suspension can fail are few in number. The worst that can happen to a leaf spring is a rusty shackle or snapped component. The primary con of leaf spring setups is how uncomfortable they can be when no weight compresses them.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Air Suspension Setups
Air suspension setups use airbags to support the weight of your truck and cargo rather than leaf springs. These setups rely on compressed air and are far more complex than leaf spring setups. The primary benefit is the variability of strength this setup provides. When no cargo is present, you can air down the bags, making your ride more comfortable. However, the drawbacks include significantly more fail points, as well as being extremely expensive in comparison to that leaf spring costs.
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