Your Leaf Spring Questions Answered

When we receive calls from potential customers, we are usually blessed with many questions. These questions are often asked several times a week or month, meaning we’ll have to answer the same questions repeatedly. To SAVE US ALL SOME TIME, we have decided to answer some of the key questions we receive to help speed up the process and get you the answers you need MUCH QUICKER! Let’s go…

A leaf spring is used for the suspension of wheeled vehicles, more specifically commercial vehicles, such as vans, pickups, trucks and trailers. They can help the vehicle to support heavier loads, helping the wheels, axles and the chassis to carry the extra weight.

The leaf spring was designed so that the vehicle could support extra weight without getting damaged. There are several leaf spring designs, including mono leaf springs and multi leaf springs, with a range of shapes to choose from also:

  • Semi Elliptical
  • Elliptical
  • Quarter Elliptical
  • Three-Quarter Elliptical
  • Transverse

You can find out more about the different types of leaf springs here.

The main benefit of using a leaf spring is the extra weight that can be supported and carried by the vehicle. There are a range of other advantages too, which you can discover here.

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. This applies to leaf springs too. If you aren’t sure whether your leaf springs need replacing or not, you’ll need to know how to check them.

Find out more about checking your leaf springs here.

Some people say that it’s difficult to install a new leaf spring, but if you know what you are doing then it’s not too bad. There are several steps you will need to follow to make sure you install your new leaf spring correctly and you can find the steps to do this here.

There are several big name leaf spring manufacturers in the UK and across the globe. You won’t necessarily get the best prices or the best customer service when you go straight to the manufacturer for your new spring(s).

Sanderson Leaf Springs offer a wide range of leaf springs for vans, pickups and trailers, with a range of leaf spring parts available too, to help you with the installation process.

Leaf springs, bushes and U-bolts can be purchased online through our online store. If you need any help or advice, we are always willing to talk to our customers and answer any questions you have relating to the products we sell. If you have a question that we haven’t managed to answer on this page or on the rest of our website, please feel free to get in touch and speak to us about your leaf spring problems. We will gladly help in any way we can.