Shock absorbers and struts are essential to the safe, smooth operation of your vehicle.
Here are a few signs you may need new shocks and/or struts.
Dives - If you brake hard to stop quickly the front end of your car dives toward the ground.
Squats - When you accelerate quickly from a dead stop, the back end of the vehicle squats or dips, while the front end rises.
Bounces - After you hit a bump in the road your tires react by bouncing.
Instability - When traveling at higher speeds, your vehicle doesn’t feel stable. The body may move up and down or roll from side to side.
Tires - If your shocks or struts are worn you may notice that the tread on one or more of your tires is cupping or wearing irregularly in some other way.
Fluid - Do you see fluid on your driveway or garage floor near the spots where your tires normally are? If so, the seals on your shocks may be broken and leaking.
New shocks will make a drastic improvement in how your car responds to braking and steering, which is important for the safety of everyone in your vehicle. Stop in for an inspection or make an online appointment.
By the way, you should have your shocks and struts checked regularly. And since each vehicle and driver are different, the parts should be replaced as their condition warrants, never based on mileage alone.