In every car, truck or van, the shocks and struts optimize the vehicle’s comfort as well as how it handles the road. They are a part of the vehicle’s steering and suspension system and as they begin to wear out over time, it can affect your vehicle’s stability. JP’s Car Care can do an inspection of these important components to determine whether they need to be repaired.

You’ll notice problems with how your car, truck or van handles turns, bumps and stops especially.  Also, your vehicle’s alignment affects the condition of the suspension and steering systems. Most commonly, the components become worn or loose and affect the system’s ability to properly operate.

A suspension system includes the following components:

  • Control arms
  • Ball joints
  • Springs (coil or leaf)
  • Shock absorbers
  • Struts

The good news is that shocks and struts last a long time and wear out pretty slowly, but around 50,000 miles, most components require replacement in order to restore the handling and control to its previous quality.  If your vehicle is at or over this important milestone and you are noticing a decrease in the way your car, truck or van handles, please make an appointment with us.

 

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