Struts & Shocks: Unsung Heroes

Shocks, Struts, and SuspensionStruts, shock absorbers, and suspension are really unsung heroes of our cars. When you take a turn, they stabilize you. When driving down the road, they keep the car handling well. Even when driving over rail-road tracks, they reduce the bumps you experience. These may seem like trivial tasks, but when it comes down to it, shocks, struts, and suspension are what make your car drivable. They reduce any shocks your car receives and you may experience. Without them there would be little to no way to actually direct your car. Without them, your car would not be able to get from point A to point B without at best swaying like a carnival ride and that is the best case scenario. At worst, your car would be just a fixture in your driveway, completely unusable.

When was the last time you had the suspension checked?  There are a few ways to tell if it is time to have a professional take a look. Have you:

  • Noticed shakiness while operating your vehicle?
  • Seen any leaking fluid escaping from beneath your car?
  • Are there any damage or bends found on the struts themselves?
  • Have you traveled at most 50,000 miles?

These are all signs that your struts, shocks and suspension may need replacement. With fall around the corner and massive amounts of leaves about to drop onto the road below, now is the best time to have them inspected and replaced. Having new struts will keep your tires tread even, lengthening their life, and keep your ride even.  Give us a call at (515) 276-3838 to set up an appointment to ensure your ride doesn’t become more exciting than it needs to be.