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Signs of A Faulty Shock Absorber

Signs of A Faulty Shock Absorber

Shock absorbers ensure your vehicle stays sturdily on the ground during drives. The road is filled with bumps, potholes, hills, and tight corners. The shock absorbers manage the inconsistencies of the road by controlling how the suspension and springs move. The shock absorbers, true to their name, absorb the bumps and vibrations of the road. As your vehicle takes on more miles, shocks can eventually fail. Without them, the drive becomes bumpy and chaotic. It’s essential to be aware of common signs the shock absorbers have gone bad. If you notice any of the above symptoms, it’s time to bring your vehicle in for an inspection.  Fluid Leak With time the seals within the shock absorber will wear and begin to leak. If you notice fluid on the ground near the wheels, the shock absorber may be leaking. Too much fluid leak can be hazardous and, in extreme cases, prevent the shock absorber from working altogether.  Uneven Tire Tread Wear A bad shock ... read more

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