The vehicle's shocks and struts are responsible for the control and handling of your vehicle. These basically keep the tires connected to the road. These components also stop your vehicle from bottoming out when the vehicle hits a pothole or uneven road surfaces.
There are a few ways to tell if your shocks and struts are worn. Driving down the freeway at higher speeds the vehicle will not feel completely stable. It will constantly be moving up and down. The movement may be minimal but you will notice it. When you are taking sharp turns or taking an off-ramp, your vehicle "tips" to the outside of the turn and feels wobbly. The front end of the vehicle will dive more than expected during hard braking. You may not notice this until you must slam on your brakes. The rear-end of the vehicle may even squat during acceleration. This you only may feel during hard acceleration. Shocks and struts may even be leaking fluid from the exterior. This is a sign that the seals have broken and the internal fluids for proper function are escaping.
If you feel your car has any of these signs give us a call today to have us look over your shocks and struts.