Shock AND Struts
An automobile's suspension is made up of shocks and struts. When driving, shocks reduce the bounce caused by springs and suspensions. Roll, sway, brake dive, and acceleration squat are also reduced. Moreover, struts support springs by providing structural support.Get a quote
Overview of Shocks
Struts are a structural component that provides support for the springs. They directly affect your car’s handling and riding comfort, on top of braking, steering, and wheel alignment
A strut is made up of different pieces, including a coil spring, strut housing, and damping unit
Over time, both shocks and struts experience wear due to constantly being in motion. Accelerated wear is possible if you frequently drive on rough or unpaved roads and/or tow or haul heavy loads.
If you fall into one of these categories, you can expect to replace them at around 40,000 to 50,000 miles.
Signs of Bad Shocks
When you want to get the most out of your car, truck, or SUV, we suggest you simultaneously place your shocks and struts.Book Appointment
A strut is made up of different pieces
Factors such as tires, shocks, and struts affect your vehicle's handling and ride comfort. A strut consists of housing, coil springs, and damping units. Struts and shocks also degrade after some time due to continuous use.
Replace them at around 40,000 to 50,000 miles
When the vehicle is driven on rough or unpaved roads frequently or when hauling heavy loads, it may wear out faster. In either case, you should replace them between 40,000 and 50,000 miles. In the hands of an average driver, they'll last anywhere between 75,000 and 90,000 miles.
Pay attention to how your car operates as you drive
To accommodate you, we offer several perks here at Eric’s Car Care.
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Visit Our Repair
If your car is exhibiting signs of bad shocks or struts, we encourage you to schedule an appointment here at Eric’s Car Care.
If you put off repair for too long, the higher the chance the components will further compromise your suspension system.
When Should You Schedule
A Maintenance Service?
Most manufacturers recommend full service every 30,000-60,000 miles (or 3-5 years)
Service the car when noticing any performance issues, such as decreased fuel efficiency, strange noises, or difficulty starting the engine
Check Engine Light
Service the car immediately when "check engine" light comes on to avoid serious, costly repairs and environmental damage
Long Trip Preparation
Service the car before a long trip to prevent breakdowns, including oil change, tire rotation, brake check, fluid level check, and general inspection.