Shocks and Struts Little Rock Arkansas
The main job of your shocks and struts is to keep your tires firmly on the ground. When shocks are worn, your vehicle won't handle as well and could even become unsafe. Replacing worn shocks and struts will extend the life of your tires and prevent other suspension damage.
Shock absorbers and struts keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop in time.
When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps. Your vehicle will wallow through corners; your frontend will dive when you stop; and the rear of your vehicle will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle. And your ride just isn't as comfortable.
Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear so you'll have to replace your tires sooner than you should. Worn shocks and struts also stresses other suspension and steering parts causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there's a lot riding on them.
Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run. We generally recommend inspecting your struts and shocks every 10,000 miles for leakage and replacing all four at 100,000 miles. Watch for an annual special that gets you a $100 visa card when you replace all four. Experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel.
Signs that your vehicles shocks and struts need replacing before the 100k mark are:
- your vehicle swaying, or leaning when turning or changing lanes
- your tire shows an unusual wear pattern, such as cupping
- instability while braking
- excessive vehicle bounce
- fluid leaking from the shocks or strut body
- your frontend dives when coming to a stop