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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

Many drivers take a smooth, comfortable ride for granted, not giving a thought to the shocks or car struts that are doing their job. But, over time, you may notice your ride becoming a bit more bumpy and bouncy. Unfortunately, car struts and shocks wear down as the miles add up.

How often should shocks be replaced? And would it be different for car struts? Generally speaking, auto repair experts say that car struts or shocks should be replaced between every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the wear and tear they have received. All four--whether its shocks or car struts—should be replaced at the same time. For example, if the shock on the left side is damaged, there is a good chance the one on the right is also damaged. And the same goes for the front versus the back car struts of shocks. So, if you’re wondering how often should shocks be replaced, you will find the exact maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.

The life span of shocks and struts is dependent upon your driving patterns. If you consistently travel over bumpy streets and adverse road conditions, then they will need to be replaced more often than drivers who have just a short commute every day.

Here are some noticeable signs of worn-out car struts or shocks to be aware of:

  • Bouncy Ride – Your car bounces around excessively or bottoms out when on a bumpy road (and your tires are not over-inflated).
  • Braking Problems – Can cause instability with braking.
  • Steering Problems – The steering wheel is difficult to turn or to keep straight or making odd noises.
  • Mileage – Depending on the vehicle, car struts and shocks should be replaced around 50,000 miles to prevent long-term damage to your car. Don’t wait for something else to go wrong, such as ruining your wheels.
  • Tires – Tires that show unusual wear patterns could be an indicator that it’s time to replace your car shocks and/or struts.
  • Visual Detection – You may be able to see damaged or dented car struts or shocks. Or you may notice fluid leaking around the area.

Wondering how often should shocks be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about car struts and shocks and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Wondering how often should shocks be replaced? If you are having suspension problems, ask your auto repair technician for advice about car struts.

Many drivers take a smooth, comfortable ride for granted, not giving a thought to the shocks or car struts that are doing their job. But, over time, you may notice your ride becoming a bit more bumpy and bouncy. Unfortunately, car struts and shocks wear down as the miles add up.

How often should shocks be replaced? And would it be different for car struts? Generally speaking, auto repair experts say that car struts or shocks should be replaced between every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the wear and tear they have received. All four--whether its shocks or car struts—should be replaced at the same time. For example, if the shock on the left side is damaged, there is a good chance the one on the right is also damaged. And the same goes for the front versus the back car struts of shocks. So, if you’re wondering how often should shocks be replaced, you will find the exact maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.

The life span of shocks and struts is dependent upon your driving patterns. If you consistently travel over bumpy streets and adverse road conditions, then they will need to be replaced more often than drivers who have just a short commute every day.

Here are some noticeable signs of worn-out car struts or shocks to be aware of:

  • Bouncy Ride – Your car bounces around excessively or bottoms out when on a bumpy road (and your tires are not over-inflated).
  • Braking Problems – Can cause instability with braking.
  • Steering Problems – The steering wheel is difficult to turn or to keep straight or making odd noises.
  • Mileage – Depending on the vehicle, car struts and shocks should be replaced around 50,000 miles to prevent long-term damage to your car. Don’t wait for something else to go wrong, such as ruining your wheels.
  • Tires – Tires that show unusual wear patterns could be an indicator that it’s time to replace your car shocks and/or struts.
  • Visual Detection – You may be able to see damaged or dented car struts or shocks. Or you may notice fluid leaking around the area.

Wondering how often should shocks be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about car struts and shocks and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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1320 Main Street #1, Billings, MT 59105406-259-4740service@heights-carcare.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:30pm
Sat:07:30am - 05:00pm
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