Bumpy Ride? Check your Shocks & Struts

Posted February 27, 2017

The roads in Corpus Christi are far from perfect. Potholes, cracks, bumps, slopes… imperfections cover the surfaces of roads. Your vehicle rarely travels on a perfectly smooth area.

But when you’re riding inside your vehicle, you should feel as if you are floating comfortably above these imperfections. That’s the job of your vehicle’s shocks and struts.

The suspension system in your vehicle performs two critical functions: dampening and structural support.

The struts act like a shock absorber, taking the impact of the road and absorbing the force so you don’t feel it inside your car. Without these, every bump and dip would be transferred directly into the car and you’d have a very uncomfortable ride.

Shocks and struts keep you safe on the road by protecting your vehicle from impacts up-and-down and side-to-side. Anti-sway bars also connect both sides of your vehicle, transferring movement so you have a level ride. They provide critical stability to your vehicle.

The biggest warning sign for drivers is changes in the way your vehicle handles. If your vehicle is bouncing, swaying, and jarring along the roads in Corpus Christi, stop by our auto repair shop for an inspection. Our experienced technicians will look for key warning signs in your suspension system, including leaks and damage to the components.

As the seasons change in Texas, more potholes may begin showing up in our roads. If you hit a pothole, bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop for an inspection right away. Even minor impacts at slow speeds can cause significant damage to the shocks and struts. Catching and fixing this early is key – continuing to drive on a damaged system can cause more damage, leading to expensive repairs.

Bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop at Corpus Christi anytime, or request an appointment online.

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