Signs of Bad Shocks and Struts

Without the shocks and struts in your suspension system, your drives will be unstable, uncomfortable, and unsafe. Most vehicles on the road come equipped with shocks, struts, or a combination of both. These components are responsible for absorbing the impacts of bumps and other rough patches on the road. They also support the weight of your vehicle. If you want to maximize control over your vehicle, don’t skip out on suspension maintenance and repairs. 

Shocks and struts are important because they can impact your safety. When struts and shocks wear out, you lose some handling and control of your vehicle. The more you neglect the repairs, the worse the symptoms will get. Here are some of the top signs that indicate you need shocks and struts service:

  • Excessive bounciness after driving over bumpy roads
  • Trouble steering
  • Pulsations
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Vehicle nose dives while braking
  • Vehicle pulling
  • Greasy leaks near shocks/struts

Shocks and struts are not frequent replacements, but they certainly don’t last forever. You can plan for your suspension replacement by looking in your owner’s manual. On top of that, you should regularly have a mechanic inspect your vehicle’s shocks and struts. You can also perform the bounce test to determine whether they are going bad. 

If your car is in need of new shocks or struts, please do not hesitate to stop by Davenport Motor Company. Feel free to give our team a call or schedule your appointment online today!