Firestone, we all know the name and the quality of their work. Many of us have had their tires on our car at some point, if not currently. The name pretty much speaks for itself in the tire world. Well, the same goes for their air suspension brand, Firestone Ride-Rite and we got the low-down on what sets them apart.
This week, we had a training hosted by Firestone Ride-Rite and as always, the training consisted of solid information about their products. Ride-Rite air springs were the big topic during the training. They are a very well-made product because Firestone stands by their mantra: quality, reliability, and durability. We learned a lot about air springs, from their design, purpose and why everyone who tows should consider getting one. It’s always nice to learn about a product, instead of being pushed to buy it. You get history on it and facts about why it’s better, not just ours is better because we said so.
These air springs are designed to help with towing a variety of loads while improving quality. Your ride will be more comfortable, you’ll bottom out less, and you can make sure your load always stays level.
If you’ll be doing any towing, from once a quarter to daily trips, this is necessary. Ride-Rite is there to make sure your towing is as simple and stress-free as possible. There’s no need to have an uncomfortable ride because all that does is add more stress on your plate.
The Ride-Rite air suspension system is designed to maximize a safe load carrying capacity. They are made here in the USA and are constructed with the same technology that is used on the heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and buses that are on the road today. The air springs are made to keep your vehicle level even when carrying an uneven load. This will also help with braking even in the toughest conditions. The springs reduce suspension fatigue by keeping leaf springs from permanent sagging. Overall, it’s just a better ride since they are absorbing road shock which will make it comfortable for you, passengers, cargo and your pocketbook since it’ll provide more efficient gas mileage.
Now, these air springs are great for towing but they also can be put on the front of your car if you have any extra weight up there such as a winch, grille guard or even a snow plow. We don’t want your front dipping and scraping, having that additional cushion would be helpful.
With the weather starting to warm up, this is the best time of the year to prepare your rig with an air spring system. Give us a call and we can answer any questions you might have; our team doesn’t just sell these parts, we use them.
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