Shocks and Struts
Replacing your Shocks absorber is one the one of the least expensive ways to improve the ride of your vehicle. Your shocks are one of the most important parts on your car, truck or SUV. Shocks absorbers control the movement of your suspension. If this is not being done correctly, the effects can harm your suspension over time.
Having bad shocks can cause a variety of problems with your vehicle. Not replacing your worn out shocks can cost you money over time by damaging your tires and other parts of your car or truck. Excessive vibrations and the pounding from the road will have negative effects wide range of parts on your vehicle.
How do you know if your shocks are bad? Obviously, if your shocks are showing signs of damage they are probably in need of replacement. Physically in inspect them and look for dents or an excessive amount of leaking fluid. How is the ride? A bad ride is something you may have gotten accustomed to over time and you don’t realize how bad it really is until you replace your old shocks or upgrade to a high end shock like Bilstein. Does the front end dive when you apply your brakes? How your steering response? Do you feel every bump in the road? Is your truck swaying more than it used to? If your vehicle has any of these problems it may be time to replace your shocks.
How long should my shock absorbers last? This is a common question we are asked. There are many variables and no set number on how many miles you should get out of a shock absorber. What brand shocks do you have? This this the most important factor on how long they will last. If you have entry level shocks or the originals from the factory they will not last nearly as long as a high end, more expensive shock like Bilstein. If you had to put a number on it, many professionals recommend changing out your factory shocks around 50,000 miles. This number can vary greatly with variables like what kind of driving your do and the condition of the roads in your town.
Why don’t you show the weight ratings of shock absorbers? How much load with my shocks handle? Shocks are designed to dampen the vibrations from the ride and control movement. They are not designed to carry weight. If your truck is sagging or you carry more load, you should be looking at helper spring kits life Firestone air spring kits or Hellwig helper springs.
At TruckSpring.com we carry shock absorbers for everything from cars and minivans to lifted trucks and semi’s. If you are in the area fell free to stop by our showroom or have our service depart inspect your vehicle. We install all the shocks we sell. If you need any help with finding the correct shocks for your vehicle or want to know if shocks will help correct a problem you have, feel free to call us at 1-800-358-4751 or 989-755-0561.