The Importance of Keeping Your Vehicle Suspension System in Good Repair
A standard coil spring suspension system is sufficient for most vehicles, but semis, light and medium duty trucks, motorhomes, RVs and buses typically require the installation of leaf springs to reduce the strain placed on coil springs and axles by heavy loads.
Both coil springs and leaf springs serve an essential function by maintaining proper vehicle control and alignment by absorbing shock. They are made from durable steel and are made to last for several years but over time they can break down or lose their strength due to corrosion and general wear-and-tear.
Driving on corroded or worn springs is bad for your truck and can impact other components including tires, alignment, and suspension. To prevent unnecessary and costly damage to your truck or trailer, you should always have your leaf springs and coil springs inspected during routine repair and maintenance visits.
How to Know When You Should Replace Your Leaf Springs
If you notice a change in the way your truck or semi distributes weight or if there is a change of drive or steering, it’s time to have your springs checked. Corrosion and strain from carrying heavy or uneven loads can both cause leaf springs to crack, split or flatten in shape, making them less effective and potentially harming your truck’s axles or suspension system.
Betts Truck Parts & Service is the Phoenix area’s leading provider of semi truck spring repair and replacement. Our Phoenix location provides complete leaf spring service and maintenance for trucks and trailers of all makes and models. We cater to a wide range of trucks and vehicles including:
- Class 6, 7, 8 trucks
- Light and medium duty trucks
- Buses, motorhomes, RVs
- Agricultural equipment
If our Phoenix location is out of your range, please visit one of our other service centers.
Phoenix, AZ Repair Shop Location & Hours
7375 W. Buckeye Road #100
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 7:00am – 12:00 pm
Quality Leaf Spring Service for Over 30 Years
For more than three decades, Betts Truck Parts & Service has been a full-service provider of semi truck spring repair and replacement. It was our sole focus when we started out, and we’ve only gotten better in the years since. We serve O/Os, drivers, and national, regional, and local fleets, and offer high quality parts for DIY repairs.