Shocks and struts are an essential part to the ride and control of your vehicle. Their main function is to reduce the effect of the springs and keep your wheels in constant contact with the ground, greatly improving your control of the vehicle. Because they are a part of the complex suspension system, shocks and struts tend to wear over time and should be inspected at least once a year. We recommend this service along with a yearly wheel alignment.
If you notice a decrease in the handling of your vehicle, irregular bouncing or rocking back and forth, an immediate inspection is essential to avoid accidental loss of control and a potential accident. Worn shocks and struts must be replaced in pairs to maintain the safety and control of your vehicle.
Our technicians may recommend gas-charged shocks and struts, an option designed to reduce foaming of the shock-absorption liquid. This will improve performance, enhance control and help them last longer.
Although they work together, replacing shocks and struts does not make up for the shortcomings of worn springs. It is a good idea to have your springs replaced by our technicians at the time of shock/strut replacement.
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