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Does every car ride of yours feel like a rough ride, no matter how smooth the road is? Does your car feel like a bucking bronco? If this happens, it may be time to look at your car’s suspension system and consider replacing your shocks and struts.
Shocks and struts play a large role in your comfort and handling of a vehicle. Some vehicles come equipped with shocks, struts or both. Shocks or a shock absorber focus on absorbing unevenness or bumps in the road and allow your vehicle to steadily travel along. Struts also serve a similar role but are designed differently.
Both are mounted to your vehicle’s suspension system and work with the other components in your suspension system to ensure a stable and comfortable ride.
Shocks and struts help your tires maintain traction by minimizing bouncing and other movements that inhibit safe handling. They also help in keeping the weight of your car balanced and stable over speed bumps.
Shocks and struts deteriorate slowly over time. Because of this, your vehicle’s suspension can go from bad to worse slowly over time.
Several signs tell you that you need to replace the shocks and struts. These can include –
Worn out shocks and struts decrease the lifespan of your tires, as well as limit the steering and performance of your vehicle. Having these components serviced and/or replaced will significantly increase the performance of your vehicle.
Some of these benefits include-
Typically it is recommended to have your shocks and struts services or replaced every 80,00KM to 160,000 KM depending on your driving habits. For best results and care of your vehicle, check your owner’s manual to find specific maintenance intervals for your make and model of vehicle.
If you still have questions or are wondering how often you need to replace your shocks and struts, visit your local TIRECRAFT today!
Our qualified technicians will provide you with more information about car struts and shocks and help you have a safer, comfortable and enjoyable ride.