After taking numerous turns and braking hard, your car struts and shocks have reached a point where they no longer can do their job of giving you a smooth ride. You may question the necessity of replacing them. Well, the inevitable fact is that those parts are essential than you think. Automotive shocks and car struts play important roles in helping you have a safe and comfortable drive.
Shocks and struts dampen the springs' compression and tension while also acting as a guidance system for the tires in rough terrain. They prevent the tires from bouncing when hitting a bump by dampening the springs' movement, hence making the car easier and safer to handle. Moreover, the dampening allows for comfort while you drive since you will feel minimal bounce while in the car.
To avoid replacing bad shocks and struts may be possibly one of the worst decisions you could make when it comes to taking care of your car. In an effort to save some cash, you may continue driving with the blown shocks, and every time you hit a bump, it's like riding a bull at the rodeo. The tires will be bouncing off the ground, making your vehicle hard to control and maneuver. Cornering while driving will be harder and sooner or later, the shocks won't be the only thing that needs replacing.
How do you know when you need to replace your automotive shocks and/or car struts? When hitting the brakes, if you notice you are leaning forward a bit too much, you might need new shocks. Or, you may notice that your car tends to lean back as you accelerate and sway a bit during turns. Heavy thumping as you hit a bump or pothole is also a tell-tale sign that you need to replace your shocks and struts.
So, the next time you hear a friend trying to weasel his way out of replacing automotive shock and/or struts, be the hero and explain why it is important. You can help them save the money they might be spending to replace more than that.
Need your car struts checked out? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about automotive shocks and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Lexington, SC, and the surrounding area.