Shocks and car struts help stabilize your vehicle’s movements like stopping, starting, braking, or driving on uneven surfaces. If your car did not have shocks, your vehicle would bounce up and down the road. Shocks can fail in as few as 50,000 miles on normal vehicles. It is also recommended that you replace all your vehicle’s shocks at the same time to make sure they have consistent handling and control.
How to tell when your vehicle needs new shocks?
- Your vehicle tips or leans to one side when turning.
- Tires bounce excessively or make clunking noises.
- Accelerated tire wear. Without proper shocks, your tire’s tread will wear in a wavy uneven manner.
- Fluid will leak on the struts or shocks