Air springs are a rubber balloon, a sphere filled with compressed air, usually 6.5-7 bar. The tire in the Air springs is multi-layered, but still flexible enough. In the production of modern cars of premium class, or so-called high class, the placement of Air springs in the suspension provides a tangible advantage in safety, comfort and good handling. Air springs are mounted on shock absorbers, completely replacing the springs of the so-called MacPherson strut, which is designed for the front of the car. Thus, the newly created front air suspension contains two shock absorbers and two Air springs. They work with compressed air, hence their name. The pressure in the Air springs can be changed, thus changing the ground clearance, or the so-called ground clearance of the car, the actual height.
Air springs, as a component of the general air suspension, have the ability to withstand much higher load capacity than a spring, which makes it much more reliable. The Air springs provide greater comfort when driving on uneven surfaces, as they absorb them many times more efficiently. whole part. In this way, replacement is expensive and sometimes impossible for owners, especially of older cars. For this reason, the demand for Air springs, as a separate replacement part, is forcing more and more car parts manufacturers to offer them on the car market. Many of them are original equipment manufacturers. This means that the Air springs are manufactured on the same production lines and are of a quality not lower than those for the original installation. Very often the Air springs we offer are exactly the same airbags as those on the car, although for almost every car there are alternative airbags manufactured by Continental, Dunlop and others. Branded Air springs are always more expensive, but this does not always mean that their quality is better. The established original design of the Air springs has proven over time to be of better quality. The biggest advantage, however, is many times the low price. Usually at the price of only one part in the official services, all 4 airbags of the car could be replaced. aeropik.bg offers a wide range of quality airbags for all cars and SUVs manufactured at the factory with air suspension.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CARE FOR AIR SPRINGS
Maintaining the Air springs in good condition is of particular importance for the serviceability of the entire air suspension system. Depending on the region and the conditions of the road surfaces in which you drive most often, the rubber parts of the Air springs are most susceptible to aging, but also to premature wear due to the accumulation of dirt, sand and salt in winter conditions. Over time, such overlays create a rough surface similar to sandpaper. Due to the movement of the Air springs, very often conditions are created for overheating of the rubber itself in their rubber parts. This wear process is directly dependent on the number of cycles of overheating of the material from which the Air springs themselves are made, due to the fact that abrasive surfaces are rubbed. Over time, numerous horizontal micro cracks appear in the movable part of the Air springs, where they are most susceptible to overheating. Typical of this type of problem is that it starts at the beginning with minimal air loss, which you will find by finding the car in the morning leaning on one side. The advanced destruction of the rubber material of the Air springs exacerbates the problem, especially during movement when the Air springs are moving. Micro cracks also open and close more often and air loss is much greater and it becomes impossible to compensate for the air compressor. Timely troubleshooting is also associated with visual inspections, as well as care for the rubber parts of the airbags. It only takes minutes, at least twice a year. It is best to change winter with summer tires and vice versa, because then the car is raised and you will have the easiest access to the Air springs. It is necessary with hand tools or a wooden spatula to carefully scrape the layered abrasive material from the surface of the working area of the Air springs, as well as from the metal base of the shock absorbers on which the Air springs rest. It is also desirable to lift the car when using a car wash. at the highest possible level and with the help of the water jet to thoroughly wash the layered dust and sand in the lowest part of the Air springs, where the working area is in contact with the shock absorber. All this will increase the life of the Air springs many times over, which will save you significant costs over time. In the e-shop of aeropik.bg, you will find everything you need to maintain the air suspension system of your car. All Air springs are of time-tested quality.