Noticing rough drives or ugly handling in your ride lately? The likely cause involves faults in your air suspension system—but the big question arises: Should you replace the entire air suspension system vs. just a single part? The answer depends on multiple factors—but thankfully, we’re here to walk you through the basics. Also, already know which air suspension parts you need? Visit our website, AEROSUS, and order your replacement air suspension products with OEM-like quality.
I Know the Issue: Can I Change JUST One Part?
If you already know the culprit for your air suspension issues (i.e. a leak in your BMW 5 Series air spring or damage on your Audi RS7 struts), you’re usually safe changing only the part causing problems. After all, why spend money on the rest of your air suspension system if everything else is working fine? That’s potentially thousands of dollars you’re saving by sticking to a single component.
But, do air suspension parts work like your tires, where you’ll want to replace them in pairs (i.e. replace both your front right and left air springs)? This answer is completely up to you. However, keep in mind it’s never a bad idea to replace your air suspension products in pairs if the components are getting old, since your springs, dampers, and everything else become more prone to damage and leaks. Also, when you order from us at AEROSUS, we throw in a 10% discount for ordering as a pair on most parts—helping sweeten the deal and ensure you have a backup on hand—even if the other side doesn’t need a replacement now.
When Should I Replace the Whole Air Suspension System?
It’s rare you’ll ever truly need to replace your entire air suspension system (compressor, springs, dampers, and all)—but there are a few specific scenarios where we’d advise changing out everything. The most obvious example involves converting from a traditional suspension kit to air suspension—and we’d have the parts to help with that conversion too.
Outside of the obvious, if you neglect the red flags of air suspension issues, you’ll likely need to replace your full system. For example, if you ignore that leak in your air spring, you could eventually burn out your air compressor, and the damage from there could trickle to other air suspension parts, requiring a full replacement. You’ll know this is the likely case when your car simply changes from sagging to one corner to eventually your air compressor not turning on at all (you’ll need to listen closely for a lack of sound to be sure).
Also, if your air suspension, in general, is starting to age, you can replace your parts as a whole to help avoid rough rides, leaks, and sagging. Usually, your air suspension parts last around 80,000-100,000 miles—but your driving habits will play a critical role in that specific number. Keep in mind you’ll likely need to replace your parts sooner if you’re constantly dominating the track in your Nissan GT-R or conquering trails in your Jeep Grand Cherokee since aggressive driving will wear your air suspension system more rapidly.
Eager to restore those smooth drives to your vehicle? Whether you’re looking to replace your entire air suspension system or are in need of a specific part, shop with us at AEROSUS, your online leader in OEM-like air suspension products. Even better, when you work with us, we’ll throw in discounts on most parts when you buy them in a corresponding pair, alongside adding in a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee to help ensure your parts work as intended—and that’s only the start of the benefits you’ll get from choosing AEROSUS.