Shocks & Struts – Problems To Look For


The shocks and struts are two of the most underrated parts on a car. Most drivers do not even pay any attention to the suspension system until there is a problem. Without any shocks or struts, your vehicle would have terrible driving dynamics. Here are some of the common signs that the shocks or struts may have a problem.

Uncomfortable Ride

When the shocks began to give out, your vehicle’s ride quality will be drastically altered. Your once smooth-riding car will now exhibit a bumpy and jarring ride that is very uncomfortable.

Abnormal Tire Wear Pattern

The condition of your vehicle’s shocks and struts has a direct impact on the tire wear pattern. Bald spots or abnormal tire wear patterns could be caused by faulty shocks. This means that you will most likely need to replace your tires in the near future.

Body Roll

Although most cars will have a certain amount of body roll around corners, excessive body roll could mean your shocks are in need of replacement.


As the miles begin to rack up on your vehicle, it is not uncommon for the shocks to begin to leak hydraulic fluid. The condition of leaky shocks will only get worse as time goes on.

*It is essential that you have your shocks replaced in a timely manner. Not only will the driving dynamics suffer, but your safety is also put at risk. Please call Louetta Automotive if you have any questions or require further assistance.

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