GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes are your locally owned and operated service centre, right here in Southport on the Gold Coast. Our expert technicians can help you with all your load carrying solutions.
Or do you just need to be able to take the occasional trip to the tip? Is your car constantly loaded up with your kids, all their mates and everyone’s sports equipment, or do you have toolboxes permanently fixed to your tray? Whatever the case, our skilled car mechanics can cater for all vehicles, including: light commercial vehicles, 4WDs, SUVs, utility vehicles and small to medium passenger vehicles. We have the expertise to provide a load carrying solution for every problem.
For the tradie who carries tools around every day or for the builder whose ute is constantly loaded with bricks, bags of cement and timber, our car mechanics can tailor your suspension upgrade to you and your business’s needs. Whether you need heavy duty shocks and springs, extra strength in your leaf springs or airbags, we do it all!
We can even cater to the weekend handyman, with load carrying solutions that minimise the affects of heavy-duty suspension, whilst providing driving comfort during the week. This means you can still tackle the DIY jobs on the weekend, without worrying if your vehicle can handle it.
If you are constantly or regularly carrying weights close to the maximum load rating for your vehicle, you may need to consider the effect on your suspension. Carrying heavy loads reduces the travel of your shocks and compresses the springs. This not only reduces the life of the suspension components of your vehicle, but it can have a serious effect on the comfort of your ride and your vehicles road handling, including steering, braking, and traction, reducing overall stability and safety.
Another suspension product designed specifically for heavy load carrying, and often used in load carrying vehicles are leaf springs. Compared to their coiled counterpart, they are still the most effective suspension design for load carrying, however over time they can become noisy, sagged or produce an overall rougher ride. The helpful team at GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes can discuss your options, whether it be re-setting your springs or a complete replacement.
For levelling control of vehicles carrying loads or towing, our qualified car mechanics can also discuss the option of having airbags fitted. Whether your vehicle is fitted with leaf springs or coil springs, the additional support of airbags can reduce the sagging of the rear under your load.
There are many benefits of airbags, including maintaining a level vehicle, improving ride quality by reducing “bottoming out”, reducing tyre wear, reducing spring fatigue, and improving overall steering, balance and vehicle stability. The adjustability of your airbags maximises the safe load carrying capacity of a variety of different vehicles including utes, vans, light commercial trucks, 4WDs, SUVs and campervans. Airbags can also be used and utilised in conjunction with factory suspension, offering another alternative solution for someone that only carries load very occasionally.
At GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes we have the largest range of load carrying solutions from all your trusted brands. With the biggest range in the industry and over 50 years combined experience, we can tailor a load carrying solution to suit your exact specifications and find the products best suited to your particular needs.
When carrying heavy loads, the next biggest concern is your stopping power. With an extensive range of brake solutions to suit every need, our highly trained team can talk you through all your brake options and concerns.
From brake inspections and servicing to complete performance brake upgrades, our products and services include disc machining, full brake component overhauls, bolt on and custom brake upgrades, drum-disc conversions, as well as supplying you with all your brake component needs such as disc brake rotors, brake pads, brake callipers, drum brakes, brake shoes and wheel cylinders.
At GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes we have a range of shocks, springs, and air bag systems. Our skilled car mechanics can reset or replace leaf springs, replace or upgrade your brakes and provide towing solutions. Whatever you require, our specialists can tailor a solution to meet your load carrying needs.
Need to upgrade your suspension? Need a better braking system? Call 07 5532 3772, or come and see the experts at GC Suspension, Steering & Brakes. With a combined 50 years industry experience, we’re the only car mechanic you need to remember for all your load carrying needs.
Open 6 days a week, 8am – 5pm.