You know your BMW X5 for providing ultra-smooth and legendary drives—but what happens when the cruise feels more like a go-kart ride than a ride in a luxurious and athletic SUV? Usually, your first culprit is your air suspension system—all it takes is a quick leak in your air springs, and you’re looking forward to unbalanced and rough drives for the rest of your journey. Thankfully, replacing your rear air springs is a simple task—order your BMW X5 (F15) rear air springs online today with AEROSUS for OEM-like quality parts at the perfect price to get started.
How Do I Know My Air Springs Are Faulty? Check These 5 Signs
Not sure if something’s wrong with your BMW X5 rear air spring? Always start by checking for sagging—usually, your SUV sinks about three inches (sometimes further if the issue is bad enough). Even better, you’ll know which rear air spring is the culprit by checking the corner your X5 sinks to (i.e. if it’s the rear right corner, the problem is usually with your rear right air bag).
Next, listen closely for an air compressor that won’t stop running—the cause is typically a leak or crack in your air springs. As a result, your air compressor tries to fill an air bag, but never gets there because of the damage, and if left unchecked, can cause your compressor to burn out and lead to a slippery slope of expensive air suspension issues—so, play this one safe and listen to your air suspension after you shut off your X5 ignition.
When you hit the road, does your ride feel rougher than usual? When your air springs stop working, you’ll feel it when you bump a pothole or smack a curb and your SUV refuses to stop bouncing since there’s nothing to inflate and help absorb the shock.
Contrary to a compressor that won’t stop running, sometimes your air compressor won’t turn on at all—which could be from an air spring leak burning out this component. Also, keep in mind a faulty air compressor refuses to pump air through your suspension system—but if you’re noticing all your suspension issues in the rear, the culprit is usually more your air bags instead of the compressor.
Lastly, check your tires for uneven tread—do you notice one of your rear tires balding faster than the others? The cause is usually a result of sagging from a faulty air spring, and if ignored not only costs you more trips to the service center for tire replacements but can also lead to slower launches, worse gas mileage, and even more sliding when you stop (even potentially leading to fender benders or hydroplaning into intersections in the rain), so this is an issue you’ll want to correct ASAP.
No need to settle for anything short of an exhilarating ride in your BMW X5 (F15). Instead, replace your defective parts with a replacement rear air spring from AEROSUS, your trusted online air suspension resource. To help provide you with the ultimate shopping experience, we’re also here with 24/7 customer support alongside a 2-year warranty and 30-day guarantee to help ensure you have nothing to lose when you shop with us—and that’s only the start of the perks you’ll find when you work with our online store.