Shocks and struts serve the important role of keeping your tires on the ground, and to assure a safe ride. Shocks and struts become essential in emergency situations. They play an important aspect in steering and braking. Worn shocks and struts could be as dangerous as driving brakes without any fluid. With new cars being lighter in weight struts are being used instead of shocks. They both provide the up and down movement on the tire, but more importantly contribute to the steering. A worn out shock can also play a factor in your ability to get out of harm’s way during an emergency maneuver.
A few warning signs are uneven tire wear, excessive bounce on rough surfaces, oil leaks from the shocks or struts, nose diving when approaching a red light or stop sign, steering wheel vibration, car veers in side winds. If you desire to do a self-inspection there is something known as the bounce test. To perform a bounce test, push down on your front bumper and go as low to the pavement as possible and release. A vehicle with healthy shocks should rebound into place quickly. After the release, if the car bounces for awhile before settling back into place your Garland vehicle probably has worn shocks or struts.
Our Garland mechanics recommended that at 50,000 miles your shocks and struts should be replaced. Due to the fact drivers become adjusted to their vehicle they might not check for leakage. Typically the owner may not know shocks and struts wear out. Having a Garland mechanic you trust is vital in your car’s performance.
Garland City Garage is able to maintenance your Garland shocks and struts to keep your car prepared for emergency stopping situations. Stop by your Garland City Garage auto repair location and let one of our Garland ASE Certified Technicians check your shocks and struts today. You can make an appointment today by filling out the information on the left side. All locations offer Free WiFi or you can drop off your car and one of our Garland mechanics will bring it to your home or office when service is complete. Also, don’t forget to become a City Garage Preferred Customer to save on your next maintenance repair or offered services.