Shock Absorbers and Suspension Systems

Many vehicles on the road today have worn steering and suspension parts. However, because these components wear out gradually over time, it is not noticeable to the driver. Worn suspension parts, including shocks and struts can cause uneven tire wear, “pulling” and the sensation of “floating” over the roadways.

The most overlooked suspension component is a vehicle’s shocks and struts, even though it is one of the most critical. The primary purpose of shocks and struts is not to give a “nice ride” (although this is a side benefit) but to keep the tires on the road. Worn shocks do not allow the tires to maintain even contact and can negatively impact a vehicles braking performance, actually increasing stopping distance.

Let Walt’s ride control experts inspect your vehicle during your next visit.