Air Spring Bag Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(25)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(25)


Air Bag Spring Replacement Service

What is the Air Spring Bag all about?

Air suspensions are nothing new, although they’re not as widely used in the US as they are in European countries. They use the power of air to provide support and stabilization for vehicles, rather than relying on gas shocks and struts. There are actually several different types of air suspension that use air spring bags.

The most common type uses a set of large, inflatable air spring bags under the vehicle in place of shocks and struts. The onboard air compressor is responsible for inflating and deflating these rubber bags.

Another type of air spring bag system that’s gaining traction in the market is a fusion of the shock/strut system with air bags. In this instance, an air spring bag is installed under the coilover spring, between it and the body of the strut.

In both instances, the bags are made from high performance rubber or another stretchy but strong material that can hold air. However, over time, the material tends to degrade. Pinhole leaks can form, which reduce the quality of your handling and performance.

Keep in mind:

  • The actual type of air spring bag on your vehicle will depend on the type of suspension in question.
  • Air spring bags can be visually inspected during maintenance, but it is also easy to see when a problem is severe enough to lower the ride height of the vehicle.

How it's done:

  • The air suspension air spring bag is verified that it needs to be replaced. The vehicle is lifted and supported on jack stands.

  • The defective air spring bag is disconnected from the valve and air line. It is then pulled off the locks and removed from the vehicle.

  • The new air spring bag is installed, secured and connected to the air line and valve.

  • The air spring bags are tested for operation by letting the system level out after starting the vehicle.

  • The vehicle is tested to ensure proper operation of the air suspension system.

Our recommendation:

Whether you have a traditional air spring suspension or an air spring bag/strut setup, the bag itself is crucial to performance. Any holes, no matter how small, will allow air to escape, reducing performance and forcing the compressor to work harder (on systems with an onboard compressor). We recommend regular suspension checks during routine maintenance services so any issues don't go undetected.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Air Spring Bag?

  • Sagging suspension
  • Lower than usual ride height
  • Compressor seems to run more often

How important is this service?

If your air spring bags have been damaged or have degraded to the point they’ve begun to leak, it’s crucial to have the problem addressed immediately.


Recent Air Bag Spring Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating

(25)

Rating Summary
25
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0

Andrew

11 years of experience
845 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E320 V6-3.2L - Air Springs Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Andrew was great! He explained everything thoroughly and showed me everything that was to be done. Great personality and very trust worthy with my classic Mercedes-Brenz. Felt very safe with his work. I'll be calling again for any other work!

Johnny

33 years of experience
264 reviews
Johnny
33 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GL450 V8-4.7L - Air Springs Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Folsom, California
Very polite, reached on time and communicated very well. Completely reverse experience than what I had with the previous one. I completely lost my faith in YourMechanic. Will go withdraw my complaint at BBB and also modify my review with Yelp. Johnny was great!

Andrew

11 years of experience
845 reviews
Andrew
11 years of experience
Ford Expedition V8-5.4L - Air Springs Replacement (Driver Side Rear, Passenger Side Rear) - Liberty, Missouri
Andy did a great job! He was very professional and we will be using him again should our vehicle need more repairs. Five stars!

Ruben

17 years of experience
169 reviews
Ruben
17 years of experience
BMW X5 V8-4.4L - Air Springs Replacement (Passenger Side Rear) - Columbia, South Carolina
Great job! Really concern for the customer safety and well being. Knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Will recommend for any car repairs.

Recent articles & questions

How Do Spare Tires Differ From Regular Tires?
Unless Unless you drive one of the select few vehicles that are equipped with a full-size matching spare tire, your spare tire is not the same as the other four that are on your vehicle. There are significant manufacturing differences...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2012 Subaru Forester: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the realm of small families or commuters who want a slightly larger vehicle than a subcompact or compact car, yet don’t want to fully give up their good gas mileage. The sedan offers more comfort and space...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Missouri
Most Most people neglect to see just how much of a privilege it is to drive on the roads in their area. For most Missouri residents, driving is something that they do without giving it much thought. Before you are...

How do I use the universal garage door opener?

If your car is equipped with the Car2U® universal garage door opener (optional equipment), it provides you with a handy way to operate not only your home’s garage door, but other automated systems, like remote lighting systems, gate systems and...

99 Accord turns over and fuel pump runs when I turn key, but will not start. What could be the issue? 1999 Honda Accord

Hello - when you say that the lights dim while trying to start the engine, I suspect that the battery may not be strong enough (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/my-car-isn-t-starting-it-s-really-cold-out-i-was-wondering-how-can-i-start-it-with-this-cold-weather-by-rainny-c) to spin the engine fast enough in low temperatures to catch and run. With...

What would make my car stall with picking up speed?

If the fault codes are reading all 4 coils are bad and the codes remain even after replacing the coils, then the problem is elsewhere. It is very rare to have 4 cols fail at once. There can be an...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

+1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com