Shocks and Struts

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What are shocks and struts?

Shocks and struts are components of a vehicle's suspension system. They provide dampening and control the rebound rate of the suspension system, helping to keep the vehicle's tires in contact with the road.

How can I tell if my shocks and struts are faulty?

Signs of a faulty shock or strut can include: decreased ride comfort, increased body roll when cornering, excessive bouncing after hitting a bump, or uneven tire wear.

What damage can faulty shocks and struts cause?

Faulty shocks and struts can cause a variety of issues, such as decreased handling, reduced vehicle stability, and accelerated tire wear.

How do I replace shocks and struts?

Replacing shocks and struts is a fairly involved process. Here are the steps:

  1. Raise the vehicle and secure it on jack stands.
  2. Remove the wheels.
  3. Remove the shocks and struts, taking note of any specific instructions for the model of vehicle.
  4. Install the new shocks and struts, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Replace the wheels and lower the vehicle.

How often should I inspect shocks and struts?

It is recommended to inspect shocks and struts at least once a year, or more often if you notice any of the signs of a faulty shock or strut.