Shocks & Struts
Your vehicle’s suspension system helps provide a comfortable and safe ride, ensuring your wheels stay in contact with the road. If your ride’s gotten bumpy, it’s time to have your suspension system checked out by the experts.
Signs of bad shocks or struts or worn springs include a bouncy or uncomfortable ride, bottoming out, the front end of the vehicle diving or loss of control while making a sudden stop, the vehicle swerving more than normal while changing lanes, and a vehicle that sags in the front or the rear. If you’re experiencing any of these driving symptoms, bring your car in to Riverside Transmission we’ll help identify whether you need new shocks, struts, or other suspension service.
Shocks are designed to provide measured resistance every time the wheels on your vehicle bounce up and down or when your vehicle’s chassis leans as you make a turn. This obviously helps smooth out your driving experience. Shocks can wear out in as little as 25,000 to 30,000 miles due to the constant motion your car, truck or SUV is subjected to. Many manufacturers recommend that you have your shocks checked about once a year or so for your safety and comfort.
Most front-wheel drive cars now have a McPherson strut suspension system, which combines coil springs and shocks into one unit. Struts control spring and suspension movement to keep tires in contact with the road. Struts cost more, but typically have a longer life than conventional shock absorbers. However, struts will also experience wear and many manufacturers recommend they are checked about once a year or so.
COIL SPRING SERVICE
Coil springs work with your shocks and struts to keep vehicle bounce to a minimum. All springs sag with age, as the springs weaken over time. Coil springs should be checked about once a year or so for your comfort and safety.