Shocks and struts last a long time and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. But let’s face it, they’re easy to take for granted. Because your shocks and struts do a very important job we need to make sure we pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle it through turns, over bumps and every single stop.
When you have worn shocks and struts, your tires bounce excessively over any bumps that may be in the road that we’re driving on. Your vehicle will wallow through corners; your front-end will dive when you stop; and the rear-end of your vehicle will squat when you accelerate. All these hurt your ability to safely control your vehicle. Plus your ride just isn’t as comfortable.
Worn shocks and struts cause excessive tire wear, so you’ll need to replace your tires sooner than you would if they weren’t worn. Worn shocks and struts also stresses other suspension and steering parts, causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there’s a lot riding on them.
Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run for drivers – and you can’t really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. We generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 50,000 miles.
When it’s time for new shocks or struts, we’ve got you covered. We can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that will improve performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that will give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs.
Experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel.
If you think you have worn shocks or struts and need new ones, let us help you take care of this important safety service. You’ll feel better, and also save money on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.