Greenville Auto Repair

Shocks and Struts Replacement in Greenville, SC

How Often Should You Replace Shocks and Struts?

Like all automotive parts, your vehicle’s shocks and struts follow a maintenance schedule. Generally speaking, shocks and struts should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. However, that’s just a general recommendation.

The lifespan of struts / shocks really depends on your driving patterns. If you’re constantly driving over  bumpy streets and adverse road conditions, then your shocks and struts will need to be replaced more often than those commuting on smooth roads every day.

Warning Signs

Do you need to replace shocks and struts on your vehicle? How can you tell? Your car’s shock absorbers are designed to limit the amount of suspension movement.

There are warning signs that your shocks and struts may need to be replaced.  It may be time to replace your shocks / struts if you find your vehicle sways or leans when turning or when changing lanes, has excessive bouncing while driving, if you notice poor steering response (the steering wheel  becomes stiff and hard to turn) if you hear unusual noises when turning wheel, if your tires show unusual wear patterns like cups or scalloped dips around the edge of the tread or if you notice your vehicle “nose diving” while braking.  Issues with shocks or  struts can occur at any time, so always be aware of any of the signs above or any other changes in overall performance.

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