Todayís Taberg car care article focuses on your suspension system. After many years and tens of thousands of miles, your car suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Taberg highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads.
In addition to just wearing out, Danís Auto Service customers need to know that suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact Ė like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your car manufacturer and Danís Auto Service recommend periodic inspections. During an inspection, your Taberg service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs that shocks or struts are wearing out: The tires may have a
cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly as
you drive around Taberg. You may notice a floaty or drifting
sensation when cornering. If the front of your car dives
excessively when stopping, or rocks back and forth after you
stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking
fluid, itís definitely time to replace them.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come into Danís Auto Service for a suspension inspection. Same if youíve been in an accident that involved one of your wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other car suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so let us take care of your suspension components at Danís Auto Service.
When you replace your shocks, itís usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. Thatíll give you more even handling. Talk with your service advisor at Danís Auto Service because you donít want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.