Our company began in 1984 in the Towing and Suspension Industry. With over 40 years of experience UBoltsDirect.com based out of Plattsburgh, New York, is confident in our abilities to assist you with your needs. We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau. Our team strives to give you a quality made product at a fair price and great service. We also have experience in:
- Springs, Helper Kits, and Suspension Parts
- Trailer Hitches and Towing Accessories
- Safety and Emergency Lighting
- SnowDogg SnowPlows
- Snow Plow Parts for Most Brands
- Trailer Parts
We are located in Plattsburgh, NY if you would like to visit us for installation or repairs on any of the above.
Maintaining Your U-Bolts
To maintain your U-Bolt, we recommend that you use a deep nut and thick washer. We sell these separately in store and online. Your U-bolt should be retightened within two weeks or sooner, depending on usage or weight of loads. If your truck, machinery or special project is susceptible to frequent stress related loading, frequent re-torqueing of U-bolts/Hardware or at least inspection should be performed.
Dangers of Mishandling U-Bolts
You can overtighten a U-Bolt. This action can be as detrimental as not tightening the bolts hard enough. We also recommend that you do not re-use your old U-Bolts. If you were to reuse an old U-Bolt, there could be an issue with their retightening abilities. An example of this would be the threads being weakened from load stress and environmental conditions. The nut tends to grab the old threads, and these threads have been weakened because of exposure to the environment.