Glendale and Peoria Shocks and Struts Repairs
Champ's Auto Repair Service in Glendale, AZ recommends that your car’s shocks and struts are service about every 50,000 miles.
If you’re experiencing noise over bumps, bouncing, pulling, wandering, crooked steering wheel, etc., let our ASE-certified technicians perform a complete system evaluation. Once complete, we’ll let you know exactly which suspension repairs need to be made in order to get you back on the road safely.
Many things affect vehicles in motion, including weight distribution, speed, road conditions and wind. To effectively navigate through all these factors, your vehicle’s suspension system—including the shocks, struts and springs—must be in good condition. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of the vehicle and reduce driver control. They may also accelerate wear on other suspension components.
Weak shocks and struts won’t necessarily create a driving hazards if you continue to drive on them, but there are studies that show worn shocks increase the distance it takes to stop a vehicle on a rough surface. Increased body sway due to weak shocks or struts can also increase the risk of skidding on wet or slick surfaces.
Worn shocks and struts also increase suspension wear and tire wear.
The reason why most people decide to have worn shocks or struts replaced, however, is to improve overall ride quality. If you’re sick of bouncing and rocking on rough roads, a new set of shocks or struts will firm up your suspension and restore proper ride control.