Your suspension is very important. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to haul or tow anything. You wouldn’t be able to drive either, for your heavy-duty truck would rest on your wheels! Over time, your suspension will likely experience wear and tear of some sort. Whether it be crumbling bushings or airbags with dry rot, you can rest assured knowing we here at National Fleet Management have you covered. With over 10 years in the heavy-duty repair industry and a full roster of highly trained technicians, you can count on us to give you the service you and your truck deserve.
Common Suspension Repairs & Maintenance
Shock Absorber Repair or Replacement
Over time, your shock absorbers will likely wear out and need to be replaced or repaired. One of the more common forms of wear they experience is leaking fluid. When their fluid leaks, the shock becomes less effective at absorbing road bumps. This is generally easy to identify, for not only will your ride be very rough, but you may actually see shock absorber fluid underneath your vehicle. Depending on the severity of the damage, some shocks can be repaired instead of replaced.
Air Bag Dry Rot
Whether it be through age or use, your airbags within your suspension are likely to wear out at some point in time. One of the most common types of airbag wear and tear is dry rot. The term dry rot, in this instance, generally refers to the breakdown of your airbag material due to exposure to the elements. Fortunately, this can be prevented with various sprays and coatings. If you need to get your airbag coated or replaced, National Fleet Management has your back.