Shocks, Springs & Struts
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What is a shock, spring, or strut?
A shock, spring, or strut is a part that helps to absorb road shock and maintain vehicle stability by controlling the suspension system. Shocks are responsible for dampening the movements of the suspension, while springs are responsible for providing support and returning the suspension to its original position. Struts combine the two components, providing both dampening and support.
How do I know if my shocks, springs, and/or struts are faulty?
If your shocks, springs, and/or struts are faulty you may notice:
- Uneven tire wear
- Decreased vehicle control
- Excessive bouncing or swaying after going over bumps
- Oil or other fluid leakage beneath the vehicle
Can a faulty shock, spring, or strut cause damage?
Yes, if your shock, spring, or strut is faulty it can cause damage to other parts of the vehicle, such as tires, suspension components, and other parts of the steering system.
How do I replace a shock, spring, or strut?
Replacing a shock, spring, or strut requires a few steps:
- Disconnect the negative battery cable
- Raise the vehicle with a jack and securely support it
- Remove the shock and/or spring assembly
- Install the new shock and/or spring assembly
- Reattach the negative battery cable and lower the vehicle
How often should I inspect my shocks, springs, and/or struts?
It is recommended to inspect your shocks, springs, and/or struts at least once a year, or every 10,000 miles.