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Along with all the systems and parts of your vehicle that wear out over time as the miles add up are the car shocks and struts (whichever one your vehicle has). Because it is often difficult for drivers to know how fast their car shocks are wearing out, it is important to have them inspected on a regular basis.

Your answers to the two questions below will provide you with a close estimate of just how fast (or slow) your car shocks or struts may be wearing out:

  1. What kind of roads do you drive on? Bumpy streets filled with potholes, rock, or other obstacles, will cause your car shocks to wear out faster than usual.
  2. What are your driving habits? Braking and accelerating hard and fast adds stress to the suspension system, wearing it out faster than normal.

So what are the signs of bad struts, you ask? If you notice…

  • Your car is hard to steer.
  • Your car sways back and forth when changing lanes or going around corners.
  • Your car bounces excessively after hitting a bump.
  • You notice tire “cupping” (rubber wearing off the tire).
  • It is taking longer and further to come to a stop.
  • Your car's “nose dives” when braking.
  • You notice hydraulic fluid leaking out of the shocks.

If there comes a time when you need to replace your car shocks or struts, don’t put it off, even though it may be a bit costly. The safety of your vehicle is increased with significant improvement in braking performance, you will gain better control of your vehicle, and you will prevent damage occurring to other components of the suspension system, such as the car axles and wheels.

Need to know more about what are the signs of bad struts? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Wondering what are the signs of bad struts? Maintaining the condition of car shocks and struts is vital for safe driving.

Along with all the systems and parts of your vehicle that wear out over time as the miles add up are the car shocks and struts (whichever one your vehicle has). Because it is often difficult for drivers to know how fast their car shocks are wearing out, it is important to have them inspected on a regular basis.

Your answers to the two questions below will provide you with a close estimate of just how fast (or slow) your car shocks or struts may be wearing out:

  1. What kind of roads do you drive on? Bumpy streets filled with potholes, rock, or other obstacles, will cause your car shocks to wear out faster than usual.
  2. What are your driving habits? Braking and accelerating hard and fast adds stress to the suspension system, wearing it out faster than normal.

So what are the signs of bad struts, you ask? If you notice…

  • Your car is hard to steer.
  • Your car sways back and forth when changing lanes or going around corners.
  • Your car bounces excessively after hitting a bump.
  • You notice tire “cupping” (rubber wearing off the tire).
  • It is taking longer and further to come to a stop.
  • Your car's “nose dives” when braking.
  • You notice hydraulic fluid leaking out of the shocks.

If there comes a time when you need to replace your car shocks or struts, don’t put it off, even though it may be a bit costly. The safety of your vehicle is increased with significant improvement in braking performance, you will gain better control of your vehicle, and you will prevent damage occurring to other components of the suspension system, such as the car axles and wheels.

Need to know more about what are the signs of bad struts? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about the suspension system 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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