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What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

While driving on the road, your vehicle is constantly traveling over bumps, uneven surfaces, and road debris. This is why our modern vehicles have suspension systems and components made to specific absorb shock and make your ride smooth and controlled. Two very critical parts of the suspension system are the shock absorbers and the struts, which would together to absorb excessive movement and keep you from having to feel every single bump in the road.  So, what exactly are shocks and struts? Struts are the component within the suspension system that control spring and suspension movement. They convert kinetic energy into thermal energy, which is dissipated through hydraulic fluid. Because of this process, your vehicle won't bounce up and down on every uneven surface.  Struts are actually a huge part of the suspension system that helps to dampen shock from the road, much like the shock absorbers, but it also provides overall structural support for the suspensio ... read more

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