Monthly Archives: August 2020

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

When thinking about how your vehicle works, you may wonder about the engine and just how cool it is that is works the way it does. Our vehicles actually have over 30,000 working parts in them, and some of the systems are extremely intricate. Even the suspension system in your vehicle is complex, and it's amazing just how some of its parts work.  When you drive your vehicle over rough terrain or a bumpy road, you may feel a tiny movement in your vehicle, but not much. This is so to the suspension system, which helps to control the effect that you feel when driving. The shocks and struts are the shock absorbers of the system, and their job is to make your ride as smooth as possible.  The shocks are the component that mainly dampens the shock when driving so that your vehicle doesn't bounce excessively or move a lot when driving over rough roads or speed bumps. They are actually a hydraulic component, meaning they convert the kinetic energy from the road into the fluid ... read more

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