The main characteristic of shocks absorbers and struts is to influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle. In other words, the shocks and struts absorbers controls movement when a car is driven into a corner or over bumps. These units are comprised of shock oil, dampening valves, a piston, main seal, main body with mounting bushing and an activation shaft with mounting bushing.
Signs of worn shocks or struts:
- Excessive bounce when crossing and intersection
- Rocking back and forth when stopping your vehicle quickly
- Vehicle drifting left or right when applying brakes at high speed
- Bending from side to side when changing lines rather quickly