Shocks and Struts

    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