Shock absorbers and struts can last a long time and gradually wear out. While easy to take for granted, your shocks and struts fill an important job. Shocks and struts help keep your tires on the road and help you safely handle your car through turns, over bumps, and even brake efficiently.
When your shocks and struts are worn:
- Your tires bounce excessively over bumps in the roads;
- Your vehicle will wallow through corners;
- Your front-end will dive when you stop;
- And the rear-end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle and can make your ride feel uncomfortable.
Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear, so you will need to replace your tires sooner than you should. Worn shocks and struts also stress other suspension and steering components, causing them to also wear prematurely. Replacing worn shocks and struts can save you much money in the long run and you cannot truly put a price on the safety of you and your passengers. We generally recommend replacing shocks and struts every 50,000 miles. Experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time for uniform handling at each wheel.
When time comes for new shocks or struts, we can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle and serve any special needs you may have. We have premium shocks and struts to improve your performance. We can help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks to give you the confidence needed to handle those towing or hauling jobs.
If you are still unsure, let us inspect your shocks and struts. If you need new shocks or struts, let us help you take care of this important safety service. Let us also help you save money on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.