About Shock Absorber Replacement
What do shock absorbers do? Shock absorbers are cylindrical containers filled with gas or liquid that are attached to the vehicle body and suspension components. When you drive over bumps or rough patches of a road, the gas or liquid inside the shock absorbers help absorb the impact and make your ride feel more smooth and steady. It is usually recommended to have your shock absorbers replaced every 35,000 miles. How do you know your shock absorbers need to be replaced? If your vehicle bounces excessively when you push down on a rear corner (bounce test) Vehicle feels unstable or overly bouncy while driving Tires losing contact with the road You notice leaking fluid How are your shock absorbers replaced by a mobile mechanic? Shock absorbers are inspected to verify that theyäóťre bad. Faulty/worn shock absorbers are removed and replaced. The suspension system is further inspected for any other worn or damaged parts. How important is it to have your power steering pump replaced? When your shock absorbers are worn and need replacing, they will fail to properly absorb impacts from driving on the road. Not only is this uncomfortable for vehicle occupants, but can lead to damage are wear and tear in other components of your vehicle.