Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and over long distances, holding your tires’ footprint on the road. Eventually, components do wear out. The length of times that takes depends a lot on how you drive.
If most of your driving is on smooth Eureka highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Eureka roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to wearing out, suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact such as hitting a pothole, a curb or a rock in the road.
Your vehicle manufacturer recommends periodic inspections because the life span of shocks can vary so widely. During an inspection, your Old Town Automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing suspension parts.
If the inspection reveals any problems, it is important to take care of this important safety concern. When you replace your shocks, it’s usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. This will give you even handling at all four corners of the vehicle.
If you have special road handling needs such as improved cornering or towing or hauling requirements, your Old Town Automotive service advisor can recommend an upgraded shock or strut to get you what you want.
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Revised from content contributed by NAPA Service Assistant