Shocks and Struts Replacement
The job of the shocks, struts and the entire ride control system is to provide the passengers a comfortable ride. This is possible as good suspension maximizes the friction between the tires and the surface of the road, providing stability and good handling to the vehicle.
If the steering and breaking become poor, and the ride becomes less “smooth” than normal, it could be an indication of worn shocks, which can cause premature tire wear. Before this happens, consider replacing the shocks and struts every 50,000 miles, but be sure to have them checked periodically throughout the year to minimize tire wear.
Other components of the ride control system recommended to be inspected include…
- Coil Springs
- Tie Rod Ends
- Pitman Arms
- Idler Arms
- Center Link
- Control Arm Bushings
- Ball Joints
- Rack and Pinion with Boots and Steering Box