Shock absorbers and struts are designed to keep the wheels in contact with the road, improving cornering and braking. Though original equipment shocks have improved in recent years, many are ready for replacement in as few as 30,000 miles.
The lifespan of a strut is about double that of a shock. Most people do not notice the gradual deterioration in ride quality and many shocks and struts are not replaced as often as they should be.
Shocks and struts should be checked every 12,000 miles or when any of these symptoms are noticed:
Bouncy or uncomfortable ride
excessive body sway when cornering
fluid leaks from the shock or strut
physical damage to the shock or strut
nose dive when braking
uneven tire wear
tail squat when accelerating
We install top quality Monroe struts and shocks. If you prefer a different brand we would be happy to get them for you. See our suspension experts for a ride control checkup today.