It’s hard to beat the smooth and performance-packed drives you’ll find from a sleek and luxury BMW 5 Series—after all, this sedan is known for delivering uncompromised speed AND refinement wherever adventure takes you. However, once your air suspension starts to become faulty, it’s goodbye to those fun rides, and hello to you entering a bumpy and uncomfortable cruise that’s harder to control than a go-kart. Not to worry though, as replacing your rear air springs could fix this issue within 45 minutes. How do you know if your air springs are to blame? Stick with us today as we’ll take a closer look. Until then, pick up your air springs and BMW 5 Series (E61) air suspension parts from AEROSUS today.
Knowing the Signs: Does Your BMW Need a New Rear Air Spring?
1. Your car sags low…really low
Have you ever parked your car overnight and returned to your BMW leaning in one of the rear corners (sometimes as low as 3+ inches)? If so, the cause is often from the air spring in the corresponding corner deflating. Not only does the faulty air bag cause an unsightly stance for your dignified BMW 5 Series, but it can also alter your ride height when you hit the road, which ultimately messes with your acceleration and control when you attempt to take a turn—so restore your performance ASAP by replacing your rear air spring.
2. Your air compressor won’t stop running
When your air springs crack or form leaks, your air compressor doesn’t know when to automatically shut off since it’s trying to keep air moving through your air suspension system, which can lead to overworking (if not causing a slippery slope of expensive repairs). For this step, you’ll often hear your air compressor running—especially when you shut off your engine. This is also a sign to replace the leaky air spring ASAP before your air compressor overheats and leads to another fix you’ll need to make.
3. The riding gets rough
As we mentioned earlier, leaky, cracked, and faulty air springs almost-instantly remove the smoothness from your ride—in other words, when you hit a curb, you really feel it, especially since you’ll keep bouncing and rocking after the fact. If you’re not sure rocking is an issue, you can always put your car in park and shift your weight back and forth to force a swaying motion and see if your vehicle continues for more than 3-4 rocks—but more often than not, you’ll feel the rocking on the road from hitting a raised road edge, a pothole, random debris, or nearly anything else.
4. Your air compressor won’t turn on
If you don’t take care of your faulty air springs fast enough, your air compressor can burn out from overworking, which means you’ll need to replace both air suspension parts quickly before your entire system shuts down. However, keep in mind that this tends to be a broad issue, so it never hurts to give a close look at your full suspension workings to see if anything else is malfunctioning.
5. Tire tread is uneven
Since faulty air springs set your ride off balance (usually through lowering or sagging to a corner), it makes sense your tire tread won’t wear evenly as well, which leads to issues like low fuel economy (not a good thing), slow take-offs, horrendous control, and countless other performance issues. So, save money with fewer tire replacements and better gas mileage, and gain smoother rides by switching out your faulty air springs today.
Ready to help your BMW return to its ultra-smooth, epic, and reliable rides? Visit AEROSUS today, where you can find your BMW E61 rear air spring online in seconds—no need to deal with sketchy repair shops or even leave your couch. Even better, when you buy your rear air springs as a pair, we’ll even throw in a 10% discount to assist you in getting back to epic rides. Our shipping is also fast —just click Express shipping at checkout, and expect your part to arrive in 2-3 business days.