Worn shock and struts can make for a bumpy ride, but more importantly, they can affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. If you need shocks and struts replacement, the skilled ASE-certified technicians at Express Auto/RV Care Center are here to help! We’ll inspect your vehicle and give you the best options to keep your car safe and reliable.
Although ride comfort is the first thing most people think of when it comes to shocks, struts, and other suspension components, they’re also responsible for the way your car handles. Worn shocks and struts allow the tires to bounce off the road, which means you’re not getting the traction you should. It also impacts your vehicle’s ability to brake and steer properly.
How Do I Know I Need Shock and Strut Service?
Over time, shocks and struts will need replacement. Most manufacturers recommend car shock and strut maintenance replacement around 60,000 miles, although this can vary based on your make and model. Certain driving conditions can also lead to wear faster, like driving over bumpy roads, potholes, hitting curbs, or getting into fender benders.
Some signs your shocks or struts need some attention include:
- Instability at highway speeds
- The vehicle bounces after hitting a bump or dip in the road
- The tires seem to bounce excessively
- Unusual tire wear
- Signs of fluid leaking on the exterior of your shocks or struts
If you’ve noticed any of these issues, call or stop by Express Auto/RV Care Center in Yuma AZ today!