Do My Shocks Need Replacement?

While many drivers associate shock absorbers with comfortability, they also play a crucial role in your car's handling, braking, and general safety. In fact, your shocks can also affect your fuel economy and performance. Since your shocks and struts play such a prominent role in how your motor vehicle operates, it's even more helpful to be able to tell if your shocks are going bad. Our professional team at Rocky Mountain Tire & Auto has the experience to diagnose and replace your struts and shocks whenever you need them. We've compiled this list of symptoms that may indicate you need suspension repair: 

 

Common Signs of Shock Problems

All vehicles will eventually require strut and shock replacement over time. Ultimately, your springs start to dip, and your shock absorbers begin to leak. When this happens, there will be unevenness in the front or back of your vehicle. 

  • Worn shocks can affect wheel angle and camber, leading to premature tire wear that reduces your fuel economy.
  • With worn shocks, your car will tend to dive during hard braking. As a result, your safety will be compromised from poor handling and increased stopping distances.
  • Shocks (and struts) that no longer control the up and down motion of your car can make it lean into corners when turning.
  • You may also feel shakiness in your steering wheel whenever your shocks go bad.

All of these difficulties will only get worse over time and can eventually make your vehicle very dangerous to drive. Before it gets to that point, we advise you to contact our team Rocky Mountain Tire & Auto. Our skillful techs can help you determine if your shocks need replacement. If they do, we can apply the correct OEM or approved parts and install them so you can get back on the road with confidence.