Shocks and struts take a beating so we don’t have to! They help us ease the pain of driving over less than perfect roads and stabilize us over bumps, when we stop quickly and when we go around corners. We pretty much take them for granted. Our owner’s manuals tell us they need to be replaced every 30,000 to 90,000 miles, depending on our driving habits. That is a wide range!
We would like to recommend that you take some time when you are out driving around to notice a few things about your vehicle. If your car is bouncing a bit after you hit a bump in the road, is nose diving after you brake or is swaying around corners you need to have your shocks replaced.
Struts basically perform the same function as shocks except they also are an integral part of your suspension system. When you are out and about in your car and notice the same symptoms as above and also notice noise while you go over those bumps or turn corners you might also have an alignment situation.
Shocks and struts also give you another symptom if they are ready to be replaced…they leak fluid. They do a lot for us and we certainly take them for granted until we notice our ride is just not as enjoyable or comfortable as it could be. Bad shocks and struts also cause wear and tear on our tires and our suspension components.
Make sure your shocks and struts are ready for whatever condition the roads you drive on happen to be in. Whatever your car may need, at Fairway Auto Repair we want your vehicle to always be ready to go when you are! Call us! We are here for you and your car!