Air ride Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Air Compressors for Shocks (VIDEO)

There are four items you need to pay attention to when installing a compressor for an air ride system. Sponsored by Wabco.

Tesla Air Ride Service

Tesla’s air suspension is “smart” because it uses GPS information and vehicle speed to adjust suspension ride height.

Winter Air Ride Diagnostics

All air ride control modules regulate how long the compressor will run to keep temperatures inside at a safe range.

Air Ride Diagnostic Questions

What you don’t know might be the missing piece of the diagnostic puzzle.

VIDEO: Air Ride And Sleep Mode

Jason Stahl discusses air ride, and how the vehicles that have it still perform even when the vehicle is turned off.

Air Ride Diagnostics Q&A

Air ride diagnostics can be just as complex as any ABS or fuel injection problem. The diagnostic process should start with questions about the system rather than the parts. Failing to find the root cause of a warning light DTC or intermittent problem will typically cause the problem to come back as soon as the customer pulls away from your shop.

Piecing Together The Air Ride Diagnostic Puzzle

Air ride diagnostics can be just as complex as any ABS or fuel injection problem. The diagnostic process should start with questions about the system rather than the parts.

Air Ride Repair Vs. Replacement: Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Air Ride Repair Options

When an air ride system fails, there can be up to four different options to return the vehicle to operating condition. Some involve repairing the existing air ride system, while others involve replacing the system with springs and passive shocks and struts. All options have their pros and cons.

VIDEO: Modern Air Ride Diagnostics

Andrew Markel shows how servicing air ride has changed over time and what knowledge you will need to better work with modern systems.

Crown Victoria Air Ride Service

From 1997 to 2011, the Crown Victoria (more commonly known as the Crown Vic) had the same optional air ride system on the surface. From the outside, the only differences that could be seen were improved air bags in 2003.

Air Ride Replacement And Calibration

Air ride replacement is not always plug and play. Most of the time after an air ride component is replaced, a few extra steps might be required before the vehicle is completely repaired.