For those of you who take advantage of the thrills available from driving off-road, shocks and struts replacement will need to happen more often. However, for most people shocks and struts replacement is one of those processes that you don’t often need to worry about. Shocks and struts are relatively slow to wear, however, your shocks and struts are integral to your vehicle’s steering performance and the safety of your passengers. Carotech Automotive & Complete Car Care Center wants to help you keep your car in better condition with information about the suspension in your car. When you need a shocks and struts replacement in Los Angeles, give us a call at (424) 283-4303 to schedule the appointment.
Do You Need Shocks and Struts Replacement?
The suspension system in your vehicle covers a range of functions, from helping you steer, facilitating full control of your vehicle, even in rough driving conditions. Because your suspension is so important to the proper control of your vehicle, it is important to note some of the most common side effects of a worn out shocks. Like most things, these effects will come on slowly over time, so you may not notice them right away. However, they are quite easy to recognize, if you know what you are looking for.
Excessive Bounce when Driving: If your vehicle bounces at even the smallest variations in the road, it is a sure fire sign that your shocks and struts are wearing down.
Dipping or Squatting: if your front end dips when you brake, or pulls up when you accelerate, it may be time for a shocks and struts replacement.
Premature Tire Wear: Premature tire wear signifies a safety risk to you and the drivers around you. Nothing is more frightening than a tire blowout on the freeway, and few things are more dangerous to you and your passengers.
Once you begin to notice these effects on your vehicle, then it’s time to get a shocks and struts replacement. Ultimately you will want to get a full suspension inspection to ensure that no other portions of the suspension have become damaged due to neglect.
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The biggest problem with not replacing your shocks and struts once they have degraded is that your suspension system relies on separate parts of itself for proper function. If one level of the system is degrading, it places more strain on the rest of the system and can cause greater failure in the future. We feel that the best way for you to keep your vehicle in excellent condition is to be aware of what your car needs. By keeping up with the maintenance for your car, you will be able to make your vehicle last for much longer than expected, while keeping it reliable for the road ahead. Call us today at (424) 283-4303 to schedule an appointment for your shocks and struts replacement in the Pico Robertson & greater Los Angeles areas. Also, be sure to check our specials for money-saving deals that keep your vehicle in great condition.