When you get a new car, the drive is smooth, and it can cruise over bumpy roads without you feeling a thing. Then over time you may notice that smooth ride becoming not so smooth anymore. That nice drive is provided by your shocks and struts, so when those start to go, so does your nice drive. Next time you drive your car, look out for these 4 signs, and they will tell you if your shocks and struts need to be replaced.
- One of the biggest signs that your shocks and struts need to be replaced is if you are experiencing bumpy rides. You will feel more bouncing than normal, and the ride will be rougher. If you feel like the control of your car is compromised, it may be time to get your shocks and struts checked out.
- Lurching forward or nose diving when you brake is also a sign to watch out for. Any instability with braking could be a result of damaged and/or worn shocks and struts.
- Every car needs its shocks and struts changed around 50,000 miles or so, so it would be best to pay attention to the miles you drive and make sure to book an appointment to get those changed when your car reaches that mileage count.
- Pay attention to how your steering feels when you drive. If you feel any swaying or leaning when you turn or switch lanes or if your wheel feels stiff, your steering is probably off and this could be because of your shocks and struts.
There are other things you can look out for that may be signs of bad shocks and struts, but these are the most obvious. If you are experiencing any of these issues with your car, give us a call at Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express and we can get your car riding smoothly again.