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What are automotive shocks and struts? How long do shocks and struts last? Automotive shocks and struts are probably an afterthought to most drivers because they don't require routine replacement like oil or other components. Shocks and struts are very different parts that perform the same basic function of supporting the vehicle weight and providing overall stability. Although they perform the same function, the parts are not interchangeable or combined with a vehicle. This means that a vehicle will have either one or the other in most cases. There are some vehicles that will have struts in the front and shocks in the back.

Ask a Mechanic How Long Do Shocks and Struts Last

So how long do shocks and struts last? On average shocks and struts can last 5-10 years or 50,000-100,000 miles under ideal driving conditions. Many factors can affect the lifespan of these components to include: manufacturer, bad roads, heavy loads, towing, hard braking and aggressive driving. It is best to start inspecting these parts regularly after around 40,000 miles or if the vehicle starts to bounce, sag, have increased braking distance or other suspension problems.

It is important to immediately have your vehicle inspected or repaired if you feel the shocks or struts could be bad. Both shocks and struts can create hazardous conditions such as bouncing or poor braking that can lead to accidents. Unlike shocks, front struts are an integral part of the steering system and if they fail it could dangerously affect the steering. If these parts completely collapse, the vehicle will most likely not be drivable.

Have more questions about the purpose of automotive shocks? Contact the ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care Inc. today to find out more about how long does shocks and struts last and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of West Allis, WI, and surrounding area.

If you're wondering how long do shocks and struts last, then you should ask your auto mechanic for more information about the purpose of automotive shocks
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2018

What are automotive shocks and struts? How long do shocks and struts last? Automotive shocks and struts are probably an afterthought to most drivers because they don't require routine replacement like oil or other components. Shocks and struts are very different parts that perform the same basic function of supporting the vehicle weight and providing overall stability. Although they perform the same function, the parts are not interchangeable or combined with a vehicle. This means that a vehicle will have either one or the other in most cases. There are some vehicles that will have struts in the front and shocks in the back.

Ask a Mechanic How Long Do Shocks and Struts Last

So how long do shocks and struts last? On average shocks and struts can last 5-10 years or 50,000-100,000 miles under ideal driving conditions. Many factors can affect the lifespan of these components to include: manufacturer, bad roads, heavy loads, towing, hard braking and aggressive driving. It is best to start inspecting these parts regularly after around 40,000 miles or if the vehicle starts to bounce, sag, have increased braking distance or other suspension problems.

It is important to immediately have your vehicle inspected or repaired if you feel the shocks or struts could be bad. Both shocks and struts can create hazardous conditions such as bouncing or poor braking that can lead to accidents. Unlike shocks, front struts are an integral part of the steering system and if they fail it could dangerously affect the steering. If these parts completely collapse, the vehicle will most likely not be drivable.

Have more questions about the purpose of automotive shocks? Contact the ASE Certified technicians at Expert Car Care Inc. today to find out more about how long does shocks and struts last and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of West Allis, WI, and surrounding area.

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