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Hi-Tech Repairs: Auto Servicing From The Frontlines

This is Joe and I am so excited that I have landed an auto mechanic apprenticeship. I've never wanted to do anything else. I grew up watching dad tinkering with his car on weekends and the desire to be around grease and oil has been in my veins ever since. Even though I've only been training for a year, I've learnt that car servicing and repairs are different from when I used to watch my dad. These days it is very hi-tech and involves researching online manuals when a less common car comes in. It has really made me aware that mechanics need to be well-qualified and dedicated to their job as carelessness can put you in serious danger. I want everyone to understand the complexities of auto servicing these days and this journal is the result. I wish the very best for you and your car. Take care.

3 Reasons You Should Consider Fitting Your Trailer with Leaf Springs

If you trailer is fitted with torsion springs and they need replacing, you should consider replacing them with leaf springs. Below is a guide to the benefits of installing leaf springs onto your trailer's suspension system.

Leaf springs help to preserve your trailer tyres

If you own a trailer that has multiple axles, then leaf springs are the right choice for you. A leaf spring will flex and adjust to accommodate whatever weight is loaded onto the trailer and will balance as the tyres gain traction on the road surface. If you are going over uneven ground, each leaf spring will adjust to ensure that all the tyres on your trailer are in full contact with the ground. The full contact will make sure that you have control over the trailer and that the tyres will wear evenly. Torsion springs cannot adjust in this coordinated way, which can lead to uneven tyre wear on your trailer.

Leaf springs are better when the trailer is in storage  

Many people do not use their trailer on a regular basis. If you store your trailer away for weeks or months at a time on an uneven surface, you should consider installing leaf springs. When the trailer is left parked on an uneven surface, pressure is placed on the suspension. Because each spring within a leaf spring operates independently, it can easily balance the different pressures being placed on each tyre. A torsion spring is more likely to be damaged if your trailer is parked on an uneven surface for an extended period of time as it cannot balance the pressure in the same way.

Leaf springs are reliable

Because a leaf spring doesn't contain as many moving parts as a torsion spring, it is less likely to suffer a failure. Leaf springs are also better at supporting heavy loads when compared to torsion springs. Torsion springs concentrate the weight of the trailer onto the small area of the frame. A leaf spring will spread the load evenly over a larger surface.

The lifespan of the suspension unit on your trailer will be largely dictated by the type of ground you use it on and the type of suspension springs you have fitted. If you would like more information about the benefits of installing leaf springs on your trailer, you should contact a trailer repair and servicing specialist. They will be able to assess which type of spring is best for your trailer.