The primary responsibility of your vehicle’s suspension system is to keep the frame of the body attached to the wheels while also allowing for a certain degree of movement and flexibility between the two. It is made up of many parts, including struts, shocks, linkages and springs that help stabilize steering, facilitate braking and improve vehicle handling. When the suspension system is working properly, it contributes to:
If you notice any of the following problems while driving your vehicle, it is time to consider having your struts or shocks inspected by a professional:
If the struts or shocks become damaged, worn or lose fluid, it can make it harder to steer or control the vehicle.
Immediate replacement of damaged shocks or struts is recommended for maximum comfort and safety.
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Minimal road noise
Reduced vibration and increased ride comfort
Extension of tire life
Easier steering capabilities
The front end dips noticeably downward when braking
You feel an uncomfortable amount of vibration or bouncing while driving
The car sways or leans excessively when making turns or lane changes
Unusual sounds come from the suspension area
You have driven 50,000 miles or more since you last had your struts or shocks replaced