What’s the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?
Shocks and struts are part of a vehicle’s suspension that work to dampen the effect of the springs that absorb the shock from road surfaces. When a shock absorber and strut assembly is worn, the vehicle is more prone to bounce when it encounters rough road surfaces. This can have an impact on vehicle handling.
Indications of Wear & Tear on Shocks and Struts
There are many other obvious signs that point to the necessity to replace shocks and struts, including:
- The car bottoming out
- Plunging forward on stops
- The feel of rocking and rolling when driving around corners
- Premature tire tread wear
- Fluid leakage
- An overall bumpier ride