How to Tell if a Shock Is Worn Out?

Answer Worn out shocks and struts can seriously compromise the stability and performance of any vehicle. Shock absorbers are separate components from coil springs, while struts are integrated with the coi... Read More »

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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 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 Tell If Struts Are Worn Out?

Struts are not just shock absorbers on most front-wheel drive vehicles. Struts integrate numerous parts of the suspension in one piece, so when they wear out, your suspension begins to fail as well... Read More »

How to Tell When Tires Are Worn?

Worn tires can result in two negative consequences. First, it is illegal to drive on tires with less than 2/32 of an inch of tread. Also, as tires wear down, they provide less traction and are more... Read More »