The shocks and/or struts in your car perform two functions. They dampen spring oscillation, and secondly, they aid in ride control. Here are the signs that you may need new shocks and/or struts:
- Vehicle rolls or sways on turns
- Front end dives when braking
- Rear end squats when accelerating
- Vehicle bounces or slides sideways on a winding, rough road
- Vehicle "bottoms out" (with a thump) on bumps
In addition, worn shocks and/or struts can accelerate the wear of your tires and suspension parts ... the ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints. Preventative checkups are the key to side-stepping the effects of worn shocks and/or struts. Have your technician check them every time you have an oil change.
Don't "cut corners" when it comes to your shocks/struts. Proper functioning of these parts is essential to the handling and cornering of your vehicle, making for safer driving conditions.
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Should I consider using synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic engine oils are produced through a synthesis process that takes very small molecules and assembles them into larger designer molecules with premium lubricating properties.
What parts should be replaced at what intervals?
Each and every vehicle has a predetermined schedule of maintenance created by the manufacturer. It is generally best to follow your manufacturers advice regarding part replacement.
How do I keep track of routine maintenance?
Keeping track of your vehicle's maintenance is easy and a great way to add value by proving you have indeed maintained your vehicle properly. It's best to keep a file or notebook to keep your maintenance receipts for future reference.