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When to Replace Your Vehicle's Shock Absorbers

When to Replace Your Vehicle's Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are an essential part of your vehicle's suspension system that reduces the amount of shock felt by the vehicle's occupants and reduces the bounce of the vehicle's body. Shock absorbers play an important role in maintaining control of the vehicle when driving over rough roads or uneven terrain. But how long do shock absorbers last, and when should they be replaced? On average, shock absorbers last about 50,000 to 100,000 miles. However, this is only a general guideline and the actual lifespan of your vehicle's shock absorbers can vary depending on the type of vehicle and how it is driven. Driving in rough terrain, driving over potholes, or using off-road tires can all decrease the life of your vehicle's shock absorbers. If your vehicle's shock absorbers need to be replaced, there are a few signs you can look out for. If you notice that your vehicle's ride is too bumpy, or that your vehicle seems to bounce more than usual, these are indicati ... read more

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