Use it or lose it—you know the common phrase, and as it turns out, it applies to your car’s air suspension system too—sort of. Sure, you might only take your BMW M5 out on the weekends or use your RAM pickup for heavy-duty tasks instead of daily commutes to the office—but will that mean you’ll need a new air compressor next week? More than likely not—but if you go all winter without cruising in your vehicle, you’ll likely notice some issues. Not to worry though, as today, we’ll walk you through what is happening and how to make any needed fixes.
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How Do I Know the Issues Are Related to My Air Suspension?
First things first—a lot of things can go wrong if you don’t drive your car often, ranging from your battery dying, your fluids draining/evaporating, your brakes rusting, and countless other potential issues. So, you’ll want to check first that your suspension is the problem—but what are the most common signs to look for?
One of the most common signs of air suspension issues from not driving your car involves your ride sagging to one corner when parked. Usually, this problem indicates faults in your air springs—usually leaks caused from corrosion or exposure to extreme temperatures. Also, do you feel a rough ride? Again, this could be your air bags not filling up with air or your air compressor not doing its job—and you’ll want a fast fix before you bottom out after a sharp turn or spin out from a rough patch on the highway. Lastly, listen closely for your air compressor running non-stop, which usually means your system is attempting to send air to your springs or dampers but the air is blocked—either from damaged air lines, cracked or corroded valve blocks, or any other faults.
Can I Fix My Air Suspension Problems?
So, your ride doesn’t feel as athletic as it once did and lost some comfort as well? Thankfully, you can still fix your air suspension with a few quick tips.
Start by driving your car more often. Even if it’s just once a week for a 20-minute cruise, get out and drive since you’ll help keep all your parts warmed up and moving—even outside of your air suspension.
Also, replace your faulty air suspension parts with a quality OEM-like brand. We offer virtually everything you’ll need for your replacements on a colossal variety of vehicles from premium exotics to Japanese sports cars and rugged pickups.
Lastly, keep up with your maintenance, as basic car care can help prolong your suspension parts’ lives. One basic tip includes adding an air suspension-based anti-freeze during your winter drives to help prevent an excess build-up of condensation or freezing. Additionally, drain your tank once or twice a month to help empty out condensation and help smooth out your rides. Lastly, don’t be afraid to put your car on a jack and check that your airlines and connections are properly tightened to help preemptively spot auto issues and potentially save hours of maintenance and hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars.
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