Thursday 8 September 2022

SHOCKS & STRUTS - How Do You Know When it's Time to Replace?

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SHOCKS & STRUTS - How Do You Know When it's Time to Replace?

Shock absorbers and struts can last a long time for Wisconsin drivers, generally 50,000 miles or more, so they are easy to take for granted. However, 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 your rear-end 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 drivers will have to replace their tires sooner than they should. Worn shocks and struts 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 Auto Select, we generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 50,000 miles.

When it's time for new shocks or struts, we've got you covered. At Auto Select, 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. We have 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.

We also recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel. In this month's issue, we have included some additional savings by offering a free wheel alignment with any purchase and installation of new struts.We’ll help you take care of this safety service. You'll feel better, and you'll save on tires and other suspension repairs down the road!