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Replacing your vehicle’s shocks is key to a smoother, safer ride. A part of the
suspension system, shocks are designed to dampen road vibrations for better handling and
New struts will give you shorter stopping
distances, ride cushioning and stability. Mounted
to the steering knuckle and body of your vehicle, struts replace the need for upper control
You may not even realize it’s time to replace your shocks or struts. Here's how to tell.
Experts recommend checking your shocks and struts at 50,000 miles and once every year after that point.
Evaluate with a test drive.
Evaluate by observation.
Test drive your vehicle. Do small or large road indents
seem unusually harsh?
Does the vehicle continue to bounce after going over a bump?
Does the weight of your vehicle shift uncontrollably
sharp turn (rolling) or while
suddenly changing speeds (squatting)?
As you are driving over a rough road, does the
vehicle dart to
left or right?
Does it sound like the bottom of your vehicle scrapes or hits the road when driving over bumps or taking a sharp curb (bottoming out)?
Do you have any excessive noises coming from the suspension?
Are there any signs of physical damage to the shock or strut? (Bent, loose, dented?)
Is fluid leaking out of your shock or strut?
Are the mounting bushings cracked, damaged or missing?
Do your tires show signs of irregular wear?
Replacing your shocks gives you a smoother, safer ride. Learn how to do the job yourself.
New struts give you shorter stopping distances and better ride stability. Read how to replace them step-by-step.
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