How to Check Shock Absorbers?

Answer Shocks take a beating on a vehicle's suspension. They dampen the impact from the road while maintaining the stability and weight of the vehicle. Coil springs or leaf springs assist the shocks, but ... Read More »

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How do i check worn shock absorbers?

Bounce TestPark the car on a level surface. Press down firmly on one corner of the car. As the car bounces up, it should go above the starting point and back to the original position with one bounc... Read More »

How to Check Worn Shock Absorbers?

Shock absorbers are part of a vehicle's suspension system. Although shock absorbers do not carry any weight, they dampen the action of the up-and-down action of the springs, wheels, and axle assemb... Read More »

How to Check Shock Absorbers or MacPherson Struts in a VW Jetta?

A Volkswagon Jetta has shock absorbers in the rear and MacPherson struts in the front, which are composed of coil springs plus dampening shocks. Shock absorbers and struts are types of suspension d... Read More »

How to Check Shock Absorbers or Macpherson Struts in a Saturn Ion?

If you're hitting the roof in your Saturn Ion every time you hit a bump, it might be a good time to check your shocks and struts. Your Macpherson strut assembly is vital to your suspension system a... Read More »