Heavy Duty Truck Brakes and Suspension

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Heavy duty brakes and suspension parts are a common wear and tear part. However, reduced effectiveness in braking or suspension can cause significant safety and performance issues. If you are a driver or mechanic there are multiple reasons you might be looking for heavy duty truck brakes and suspension. 

Here at Active Truck Parts, in Hudson, Colorado, we are your trusted partner in heavy duty truck brakes and suspension. Whether a truck driver or mechanic, you want cost-effective parts that will get you or your customer back on the road. That’s why we offer fast service and a wide selection of new and recycled OEM parts. 


Reasons for Replacing Heavy Duty Truck Brakes and Suspension

Knowing when you need to replace your heavy duty truck brakes and suspension is key. You may have seen or felt signs while driving that indicate a replacement is needed. Here are some key ideas that might help you in determining the condition of your brakes and suspension:

1. Wear and Tear: Over time, heavy-duty brakes and suspension parts undergo significant wear due to the weight and usage demands of trucks. This wear can lead to reduced effectiveness in braking or suspension performance.

2: Corrosion and Rust: Exposure to harsh weather conditions, road salts, and other environmental factors can cause corrosion and rust on brake components and suspension parts. This can compromise their structural integrity and functionality.

3. Damage from Accidents or Overloading: Accidents or instances of overloading the truck can cause damage to brake components (such as brake pads, rotors, calipers) and suspension parts (such as springs, shocks, struts). Damaged parts may not function properly and need replacement.

4. Fluid Leaks: Leaks in brake fluid or hydraulic fluid lines can lead to a loss of pressure and reduced braking effectiveness. Suspension components that rely on fluids (like shocks and struts) can also be affected by leaks, impacting ride quality and stability.

5. Noise, Vibration, and Handling Issues: Unusual noises (such as squealing or grinding), excessive vibration, or changes in handling (such as pulling to one side during braking) can indicate problems with brakes or suspension components. These symptoms may require inspection and replacement of faulty parts.

6. Mileage and Maintenance Schedule: Heavy-duty trucks have recommended maintenance schedules for brake inspections and suspension component checks. Parts may need replacement based on mileage and usage even if there are no obvious signs of damage or wear.

7. Manufacturer’s Recommendations: Following the manufacturer’s recommendations for part replacement intervals is crucial. These guidelines are based on engineering specifications and ensure optimal performance and safety.

8. Upgrades and Improvements: Some truck owners may opt to upgrade their brakes or suspension to improve performance, handling, or load capacity beyond the capabilities of the original equipment.

If you’ve experienced these symptoms or are just looking for an upgrade, Active Truck Parts can help. We work to pull parts fast from our inventory to get your vehicle back on the road and you back in business. 

Inventory Variety and Fast Turnaround

Our business deals in KW, Pete, Freightliner, Volvo, Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Mack, Sterling and more for parts. We have the region’s largest inventory of used parts for medium and heavy duty trucks on over 40 acres of land, and we consistently stock new lines of aftermarket parts. 

You want to be sure you’re getting a good aftermarket parts selection and the right parts for your rig. We ensure that rebuilt parts meet OEM specifications and work to turn them around fast to ensure you’re getting the parts you need in a timely manner. 

It’s more cost-effective to purchase from our large used parts selection versus new parts or sourcing from other suppliers. Your overall savings, and minimal downtime help your bottom line. In 2016, we expanded our dismantling department to get more parts pulled from multiple vehicles quickly. Active Truck Parts has local delivery, or we will shop for the cheapest freight price and ship your part anywhere in the world. We work to keep quality used parts on hand to ensure you get what you need when you need it. 

Active Truck Parts has worked with fleets, insurance companies, body shops, independent repair shops, truck dealers, farmers, ranchers, and feedlots. We want you to make an informed decision based on the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and service efficiency when getting heavy duty truck brakes and suspension.

Used vs. New Parts

Brakes and suspension are critical for vehicle safety and performance. Active Truck Parts will provide you with quality parts for significant savings. We ensure that the OEM parts meet industry standards and are suitable for your specific truck model and usage.

Although new parts can offer a manufacturer warranty, purchasing used parts can be cost-effective, especially if they are in good condition. Before purchasing, customers should know the exact specifications and compatibility requirements for their truck model. Verify part numbers, dimensions, and other specifications to ensure a proper fit and functionality.

When getting a used part, you may want to consider the complexity of the installation. Some parts may require professional installation or specialized tools. Factor in these costs and logistics when making a purchase decision on a used part.

Support and Assistance

Active Truck Parts receives 5-star customer reviews. We are a reputable supplier with positive feedback. Don’t just take our word for it, here is what a couple of our customers have had to say”

“Drove over 24 Hours to get there. John and his staff were great, and accommodating. Some of the most down to earth, great people I’ve met!” – Lenny Hayes

“I bought a bell-housing for a Ford F700 5.9 Cummins.  These guys were fast and courteous.  But most important was I got the right part.  It came very well-packed and clean.  The 1st place I now look for used truck parts is Active.” – YYLONDON

We help with part selection, and even have an online parts search engine to help you find the heavy duty truck brakes and suspension parts you need. If you’re unable to locate the parts you need on our site, fill out a part request and the Active Truck Parts team will be in touch with you promptly to help you find the part you’re looking for. 


Active Truck Parts

Active Truck Parts is conveniently located three miles north of Hudson off of Interstate 76 and east of Platteville off of U.S. 85 in Northern Colorado. We are only 37 minutes from Denver. Situated on 40 acres, we have the region’s largest inventory of used parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks. We sell and recycle used and new medium and heavy-duty truck parts, and we also sell used vehicles and equipment, make general and major repairs, make truck modifications and fabrication, install truck equipment and stock thousands of aftermarket parts. We deal in KW, Pete, Freightliner, Volvo, Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Mack, Sterling, and more! We ship our used heavy truck parts anywhere in the world. We’ve been getting our customers back on the road for 40 years. Call today: 877-337-8695.