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Waterbury's Leading Truck Repair Shop Offers Insight on 3 Types of Springs Used in Trucks & Trailers May 3, 2016

South End, Waterbury
Waterbury's Leading Truck Repair Shop Offers Insight on 3 Types of Springs Used in Trucks & Trailers, Waterbury, Connecticut

Auto suspension parts work together to keep your vehicle on the road. Perreault Spring & Equipment is a suspension repair garage offering fleet and end user maintenance.

Here is a quick breakdown of the leaf springs that may be on your vehicle:

  • Multileaf Springs: These springs feature four to 12 leaves that get shorter as you near the base of the spring. The leaves share the same thickness but are of varying lengths, which creates a tapered effect. These springs are made of 6150 steel that has been shot peened.

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  • Full Taper Springs: This leaf spring utilizes two to four leaves that are of differing thicknesses but share the same length. Shot peening isn't employed in the creation of full taper springs. Rather, these springs are stress peened, which is when a spring is shot peened under load.
  • High-Stress Full Taper Springs: With these springs, a pair of leaves with the same length but varying thicknesses are used. These springs are crafted with 6150H high-stress steel, and this allows them to be tempered to a high Brinell or Rockwell hardness without sacrificing load integrity. As is the case with full taper springs, the steel is stress peened.

Whether you're looking for fleet maintenance or truck repair, choose Perreault Spring & Equipment for impeccable service and outstanding client care. This exceptionally capable company has been in the business for over 100 years and is staffed by experts who have the skills and insight to successfully tackle your suspension issue. Put your business in their hands and expect them to have your truck back up and running in no time. Learn more by calling (203) 753-2147, or visit these Waterbury truck repair professionals online

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