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Suspension, Shocks and Struts

Suspension, Shocks and Struts
Suspension, Shocks and Struts

Even on well paved roads the shocks can move up or down 1,500 to 1,900 times every mile: In 50,000 miles that can exceed 75 million cycles. Over time, performance tends to decrease gradually and the motorist usually doesn’t realize how much handling and control is lost. Experts recommend replacing shocks every 50,000 miles, but a great deal depends on how you treat your vehicle's suspension.

Are you logging all those miles on the placid interstate, or are you off-roading on winding dirt roads through the untamed wild?  Shocks, however, are just one part of the vehicle's overall suspension system, so you'll want to keep an eye on such components as ball joints and springs as well. A Worn warn suspension system doesn't just hamper driver comfort; it can harm overall driving performance - reducing braking efficiency, cornering ability and antilock brake system effectiveness.   

Driving on broken shock absorbers is neither safe nor comfortable, if you feel unusual suspension noises, excessive bounce or sway, or you just don’t like how your vehicle handles anymore then it's time to call Complete Automotive and have an inspection.