Maintaining air springs is easy. Air springs require very little maintenance as they are designed and manufactured to last a lifetime under a vehicle. For best results, we recommend performing basic maintenance on your air springs a few times a year. As the temperature outside warms up, the spring is always a great time to perform maintenance on your vehicle. Below are a few basic Air Lift air spring maintenance tips we recommend for the spring that you can complete in 5 minutes or less.
When the vehicle is unloaded, check the air pressure in your air springs to ensure that the minimum recommended pressure of 5 PSI is maintained. Minor dips and increases in air pressure can be expected as the temperature cools and warms, but if you are consistently losing air, you may have a leak. If this is the case, perform a leak test by spraying soapy water (1/5 liquid dish soap and 4/5 water) on all inflation valves and fittings.
For added convenience, add an Air Lift On-Board Air Compressor System to inflate and deflate your air springs with the touch of a button. All Air Lift On-Board Air Compressor Systems automatically maintain minimum recommended air pressure settings.
Perform a quick visual inspection of items mounted underneath the vehicle to ensure nothing was knocked loose by snow or road debris. Be sure to check:
Use a garden hose to clean off salt, dirt, gravel or any road debris that may have collected on the air springs, fittings, brackets, or valves.
Performing the simple maintenance tasks above can ensure the longest life and best results of your air springs. As always, refer to your installation manual for maintenance instructions specific to your application.