The shock absorbers (or shocks for short), struts and suspension of your car all aid to a smooth ride while keeping your car “suspended” from bumps and other irregularities of the road. The shocks have one job only: to keep your car from bouncing on bumps. Struts are different in that they are technically part of the suspension that is mounted to the chassis. While shocks give you the most handling of your vehicle, struts tend to be the most cost effective. The suspension of the car, as you could probably tell from the struts being a part of it, is comprised of multiple parts designed to keep your car level.
When to Check These Parts
A tell-tale sign of needing to get your shocks or struts checked is excessive nose-dive when you brake. Also cupped or uneven tire wear and leaning of the vehicle when changing lanes could be a good indicator that you should get these parts inspected. As for the suspension if you find that the car is riding roughly and you begin to feel every bump in the road this system might be starting to go. If you suspect this, the next time your car is parked push down on the hood a few times; if the car continues to bounce after you stop pushing you suspension is probably going bad.
How We Can Help
If you suspect any of these parts are going bad, bring your vehicle into Tilden of Huntington today. We’ll check your shocks or struts and if they are bad and worn we’ll replace them quickly and efficiently. If your entire suspension is the root of the problem, we’ll check under your car to find what is causing the issue and let you know right away. We can fix any and all issues that you are experiencing in the shop and have your car back to working order in no time. So don’t delay and deal with a bumpy ride, bring your car into Tilden of Huntington today!