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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Suspension Air Compressor
If your car is riding lower than usual, making abnormal sounds, and its compressor won't start, you may need to replace the air suspension compressor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Suspension Dryer Assembly
If your car's suspension is sagging or bouncy, or the compressor is not coming on, you may need to replace your car's air suspension dryer assembly.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shock Absorber
Common signs include vibrations while driving, swerving or nose diving when braking, longer stopping time, uneven tire wear, and leaking fluid.
How Long Do Air Shocks Last?
Your car suspension features shock absorbers to make your ride more comfortable. From the moment you press your foot on the accelerator pedal until the time that you take it off and...
How Long Do Air Springs Last?
The most common suspensions systems in today’s vehicles still consist of gas shocks and struts, but liquid and air based systems are becoming increasingly more common and more popular. This is simply...
How Long Does an Air Suspension Air Compressor Last?
Most drivers are accustomed to gas-filled shock absorbers and struts, but as modern vehicles continue to evolve, other types of suspension are becoming prevalent. Many new vehicles are equipped with...
How Long Does an Air Suspension Dryer Assembly Last?
Most modern cars use a system of gas-filled shocks and struts in the suspension system. Increasingly, though, vehicles are becoming equipped with air suspension systems. They are quite common...
How Long Does a Ride Control Module Last?
Once upon a time, automotive suspensions were pretty primitive. They’ve evolved a lot since then, and there are several types in use today. Most cars use springs and shocks/struts, but some vehicles...
What Does the Air Suspension Warning Light Mean?
The air suspension warning light means there is a problem with the air suspension bags, likely due to a leak or inflation issue.
How to Install Air Ride Suspension
Air ride suspension systems help balance and weight and can give a softer ride. Air systems contain a height sensor, an air bag and air strut.
How to Replace an Air Suspension Air Compressor
Signs of a bad air suspension air compressor include a car that rides low or when a car's ride height doesn't change when its load changes.
How to Replace an Air Suspension Dryer Assembly
The air suspension dryer assembly keeps air in the suspension system dry to prevent rust. Sagging or bounciness while driving are signs of failure.

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