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Customers have counted on us for over 75 years. There’s a reason for that. Actually there are three: Quality, Reliability and Service. Ride-Rite was the first and is the last manufacturer of air springs in the United States. Our quality is second to none. Our air spring products are the most reliable on the road with the warranty to back it up. And if you’ve got a question or a problem, from installation to maintenance to finding the right spring for your vehicle, we’re here to help.

Preventive Maintenance

  1. Prior to installation, check to ensure that all minimum clearance requirements are met.
  2. During installation, make sure that the air spring is installed at the correct mounting height or ride height.
  3. After installation, inflate the air springs to 10psi and maximum pressure (see installation manual) to ensure that there is at least a 1/2 inch of clearance around the air spring (non-Coil-Rite applications). A good way to check the clearance is to move your hand around the air spring. If it touches anything, the air spring will most likely touch it as well. If nothing touches your hand, the air spring has enough clearance.
  4. After installation, inflate the system to 10 psi and using a soapy water mixture, check for air leaks. Recheck for leaks at maximum pressure (see installation manual). If a leak is detected, correct the problem before using the vehicle
  5. Once you have ensured that there are no leaks in the system, check pressure monthly to maintain the minimum pressure. DO NOT drive a vehicle without pressure in the air springs.
  6. Measure the distance between the air springs and the closest heat source. If the measurement is 6” or less, a heat shield will be required.
  7. Prior to loading the vehicle, measure the distance between the fender opening and the ground. After the vehicle is loaded, inflate the air springs until the vehicle is back to the unloaded height using the measurement taken while the vehicle was unloaded. DO NOT exceed the maximum operating pressure outlined in the installation manual.
  8. Periodically check for rocks, gravel, sand or other abrasive debris between the convolutions, around bead plates and around pistons. Remove the debris to help prevent abrasive punctures.

Although it is not necessary to clean the air springs, it is acceptable to do so if desired. The following are approved and non-approved means of cleaning an air spring.

APPROVED: Approved cleaning media are soap and water, methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol.

NON-APPROVED: Non-approved cleaning media include all organic solvents, open flames, abrasives and direct pressurized steam cleaning.