Is your ride getting increasingly bumpy or do you feel your vehicle pulling in a certain direction? Does your car excessively bounce after hitting a pothole or rough patch of road? Is your tire tread wearing too quickly?
If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, the shocks and struts on your vehicle could be in need of replacement.
Shocks and struts are part of a vehicle's suspension that work to dampen the effect of the springs that absorb the shock from road surfaces.
When a shock absorber and strut assembly is worn, the vehicle is more prone to bounce when it encounters rough road surfaces. This can have an impact on vehicle handling.
There are many other obvious signs that point to the necessity to replace shocks and struts, including:
While every vehicle is different, most technicians recommend having your shocks and struts inspected at the first sign of potential wear or every 80,000 to 97,000 kilometers. After fully inspecting your vehicle, the technician will recommend the best course of action for any necessary repairs.
When replacing worn shocks and struts, technicians will restore your car to a smoother ride. You'll also immediately notice improved control, better stability and shorter braking distances while you're behind the wheel.