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If your ride gets increasingly bumpy, you feel your vehicle pulling in a certain direction or your tire tread wears too quickly, the shocks and struts on your vehicle could be in need of replacement.
Shocks and struts are two components of a vehicle’s suspension system that dampens the effect of the springs that absorb the shocks from the surface of the road. When a shock absorber and strut assembly is worn out, the vehicle is more prone to bounce when it encounters rough road surfaces. This can have an impact on vehicle handling.
While every vehicle is different, it is generally recommended to have your shocks and struts inspected at the first sign of potential wear or at every 80,000 to 97,000 kms.
Shocks and struts should always be replaced in pairs or, better yet, all four should be replaced at the same time. After all, all four have been on the vehicle for the same number of kilometres and have undergone the same conditions. Also remember that whenever the struts are replaced, you’ll need a wheel alignment at the same time as it may have changed. Proper wheel alignment will protect your vehicle’s tires and assure maximum safety.
At Right Way Auto Repair, our technicians can provide a complete inspection and, when necessary, replace the shocks and struts with ones of the highest quality. To schedule an appointment for our Shock and Struts service, please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285.