Let's talk shocks and struts.
Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They're easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They 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.
What happens when your shocks and struts are worn?
Your tires bounce excessively over bumps. Your vehicle will wallow through corners, your front-end will dive when you stop and your rear-end 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 drivers will have to replace their tires sooner than they should. Worn shocks and struts also stress 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.
When should I replace your shocks and struts?
Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run – and of course, you can't really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. At Bret's Autoworks, we generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 50,000 miles/80,000 kilometers.We recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even on each wheel.
When it's time for new shocks or struts, we've got you covered.
At Bret's Autoworks, we can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that'll improve your performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that'll give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs.
If you need new shocks or struts, let Bret's Autoworks help you take care of this safety service. You'll feel better, and you'll save on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.