Worn shocks and struts are the backbones of your vehicle. They provide the ultimate stability needed to withstand anything from normal driving to turning and riding over uneven surfaces. They provide a safe stopping distance for driving on wet or slippery roads. Plus, they are the reason that stopping distances are safe. Without them, none of these things would ever be possible, and that is the very reason to be aware of when your shocks and struts are on the verge of going out on you.

There are several key signs you should be aware of. First, you may experience slipping when moving into another lane or making a simple turn. Although this is perfectly normal during days of inclement weather, it is not something that typically happens on a normal, sunny day. If it does, it may be time to get your shocks and struts replaced. Any shock or struts that are worn could be the primary culprit.

Another issue that could crop up is uneven patches of wear and tear on your tires, which can gradually increase as time goes on. If anything, this problem could seriously impact the tread on your tires and make driving on a normal, dry surface just as hazardous as it would be on days of bad weather. Having your shocks and struts inspected for damage is the correct solution to your problem.

Playing rock and roll on your radio is one thing, but when your car joins the party, things may not be so cool. Anytime you start to notice any rocking, rattling or shaking, you should start to think about getting your shocks and struts checked for signs of damage. If the vibrations are sensed through the steering wheel, your problem is more serious than you think. This is especially true in situations where you are required to drive at a greater speed, such as highways, for example. Unsafe driving arises out of these situations, so it's best not to wait too long.

Fortunately, there's no need to panic. If you need to have your shocks or struts replaced, simply bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

Written by Fadely's Auto Masters