What You Need Know About Shocks and Struts
Sept 19th, 2017
Shock absorbers and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. So 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.
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 the rear-end of your car 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 will 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.
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 Pro-Tech Auto Repair we generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 50,000 miles or 80,000 kilometers.
When it’s time for new shocks or struts, we’ve got you covered at Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc. 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. Pro-Tech Auto Repair has 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.
Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc.
7591 Commerce Street
Corcoran, MN 55340