Despite being an important part of the vehicle’s leaf spring suspension system, U-bolts are often overlooked. These components are invaluable and can make a world of difference in the suspension of the car. A fully functioning system can turn into failure if the U-bolt is damaged or broken.
The U-bolts are connections that are threaded onto the ends and are shaped like the alphabet ‘U’. They are also available in round shapes, square shapes and semi-round shapes depending on the type of suspension system in place. The U-bolt plays a major role in the leaf spring suspension system and provides a permanent fixture between all the spring leaves. U-Bolts are connected to the axle and keep the leaf spring tightly bounded to the underside of the axle.
U-bolts are especially important for leaf springs that do not have spring clips to secure the leaves together. By keeping the leaf springs tightly bundled up. The springs absorb the shock applied to a vehicle’s suspension when traveling through a rough terrain. The shock is transferred to the spring instead of being absorbed by the axle.
U-bolts are removed for maintenance purposes and replaced if they have sustained considerable damage. We not only remove, replace and repair U-bolts but also maintain stocks of custom-made bolts for your truck. The bolt kits are sold for heavy-duty trucks and other large vehicles.
Old U-bolts also bend out of shape or accumulate rust which loosens the leaf spring. The stretched leaf springs should not be reused as it can cause fatigue. We can bend a new U-bolt on the spot and install it onto your vehicle. We have the necessary skills and tools required to install U-bolts according to each customer’s custom requests. We also carry a wide variety of spare U-bolts at our store and sell them on an emergency basis.
We take the diameter, drop length measurements, inspect the internal arch design and bend the U-bolt according to the specifications of the vehicle. We provide the best U-bolt services in the Tamaqua, PA area. Our U-bolt kits have served customers for many years since we only sell parts manufactured with the highest quality standards. Our mechanics and tradesmen have years of experience under their belt making them equipped to handle any type of heavy-duty truck whether it is a utility truck, garbage truck or fire truck.