Shocks and Struts 101
Shocks and Struts are in integral part of your vehicles steering and suspension system. Their main function is to keep your vehicle stable on the road and give you a smooth and comfortable ride.
Shocks and Struts are filled with a hydraulic fluid and over time seals get damaged and they begin to leak. Most people do not notice the gradual deterioration in ride quality over time and many shocks and struts are not replaced as often as they should be. The roads in New England can be particularly rough on shocks and struts especially in the winter months during pothole season. Our ASE Certified Technicians are happy to give your suspension system a full inspection and report any issues to you.
Benefits to Shock & Strut Service
- Reestablish ride control, handling, and braking
- Maintain proper tire wear and longevity
- Overall safety of you and your passengers
How Often Should I have my Shocks & Struts Serviced?
- Shocks and struts should be checked at least every 12,000 miles
- If it has been a particularly tough pothole season, it's always worth having a Certified Technician look over the vehicle for potential problems
Identifying the Problem
- Bouncy or uncomfortable ride (You can test this yourself by physically pushing on the front and rear of the vehicle. If the vehicle bounces up and down more than 2 or 3 times after you release, this could be an indication you have a bad strut or shock.)
- Excessive body sway when making sharp turns
- Fluid leaks from the shock or strut
- Physical damage to the shock or strut
- Uneven tire wear
- Tail squat of your vehicle when accelerating
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