Suspension, Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts for your vehicle will wear out over time. They keep your vehicle steady and absorb shocks from the road. These parts also have a major effect on handling. A vehicle should typically come back to a resting state after a single bounce. When this stops being the case and your vehicle excessively bounces over any bumps then your shocks or struts could be to blame.
How to test your shocks.
Park somewhere perfectly level and flat. Turn off the vehicle and position yourself behind it. Press down on the trunk with your full weight, then release. If your shocks are working the way they should, the rear of your vehicle will bounce upwards once, then settle. If it takes several bounces to settle then your shock absorbers are no longer absorbing the shock.
Do my shocks and struts need to be replaced?
Shocks sometimes wear out before struts do. The struts are actually what contain the shocks. Because shocks are under pressure, it’s always advisable to have a professional technician repair them. At Tech Plus Automotive our repair shop has all of the right tools to safely compress and remove your shocks. Many amateur mechanics have injured themselves trying to perform this dangerous process at home and our mechanics have the years of experience needed to get the job done quickly and safely.
Another sign your suspension system is damaged is if your vehicle feels floaty. When your struts are going bad and you change lanes for instance, it may feel like the cab of the car is moving independently of the suspension. This can be incredibly dangerous and cause drivers to overcorrect themselves into an accident.
Have your struts and shocks inspected today.
We carry the best shocks and struts for some of the most popular makes and models including; Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo. Our ASE-certified technicians will determine if yours are faulty and replace any parts that are negatively impacting your car. There are a wide variety of options and aftermarket parts may provide an increase in handling. Some strut models use compressed gas instead of springs. We’ll be happy to cover all your options with you so that you can get the driving experience you’ve been missing.