Should I Upgrade My Truck/SUVs Suspension?

What does a suspension system do?

The suspension system plays a vital role in your vehicle's driving performance and the comfortability of the ride while also helping the driver remain in control of the vehicle at all times. The suspension system is designed to convert forward energy created by bumps in the road into vertical energy that is absorbed into the vehicle frame thereby dampening the impact of the road force.

What is a suspension leveling kit?

Manufacturers design trucks and SUVs so that the rear of the vehicle sits higher than the front of the vehicle. This feature is so your vehicle can accommodate carrying a heavy load and prevents your truck or SUV from sagging or "bottoming out" which can cause premature wear and tear on your suspension system. While this feature is practical, it is unnecessary, particularly if you are not likely to use your vehicle for hauling large loads. Thus, a leveling kit, as the name suggests, levels the height of the front and rear of the vehicle by adding height to the front of the vehicle.

What are the benefits of suspension leveling?

The most common reasons why vehicle owners choose to install a leveling kit on their truck or SUV is because it makes the vehicle stand taller and have a more sleek appearance. Additionally, the increased ground clearance allows for the use of larger tires.

At Wilton Auto and Tire Center, we are happy to discuss the process of installing a leveling kit and help you decide if a suspension leveling kit is right for you! Call us at (203) 761-9541 or stop in at 658 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 to get started today!

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Written by Wilton Auto and Tire Center