What is Shock & Strut Suspension Service?
The shocks are an important part of the vehicle’s suspension because they absorb the energy of impact and rebound when the tires hit something rough like a pothole. As a result, they keep all the tires in contact with the road. The struts are an integral part of the suspension and steering systems. Within one assembly, they are composed of:
- Coil spring
- Spring seats
- Strut bearing
- Steering knuckle
The pivot point of the steering system is located at the top of strut. The shock absorber is sometimes incorporated into the strut assembly. In total, the strut assembly controls and supports the vehicles while it is in motion. The coil spring bears the weight of the vehicle and adjust to any irregularities on the road. The shock absorber dampens the springs’ movements. The connection at the pivot point allows the vehicle to safely change direction and turn corners.
What Are the Signs?
You will notice when they are worn while driving. On a rough road, the car will seem to float or bounce excessively. Other signs include:
- Fluid leaks
- Unusual wear patterns on the tires
- Shocks appear dented
- Noise when turning
What Happens If I Don't Do It Now?
While we may consider the shocks and struts to simply give a smooth ride, they are more important. They work together with the steering system to safely make turns and keep all four wheels in contact with road. If they are worn out, the risk for accidents increases. Accidents, such as flipping the vehicle, can be prevented by replacing them when needed.
Dealing with the shocks and strut assembly can be dangerous as the spring is compressed. The service team at Napleton Cadillac of Libertyville can diagnose the issue and get it repaired. They also have service centers in Libertyville, IL, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove and Waukegan, IL. Shocks and struts play an integral role in road safety. Don’t delay having them replaced when needed.