How to Maintain the Control and Stability of your VehicleSeptember 26, 2016 10:16 am
The control and stability of your car are critical to the proper functioning of your vehicle – being able to stop when you need to stop, turn when and how you need to turn, or swerve in just the right direction at just the right time. The shocks and struts on your vehicle play an important role in both the stability and control of your vehicle. They are designed specifically to act and react to every wheel and body movement your car makes as well as every bump or corner it encounters. In addition, your struts and shocks keep your vehicle at the appropriate height that the vehicle was designed to uphold, and keeps the suspension in the correct position at all times as well.
Repair and Maintenance of the Shocks and Struts
When the shocks and struts on your vehicle begin to wear, your vehicle will begin to sway and bounce during both acceleration and stopping, it will not take corners well, and it will not be able to handle bumps or uneven surfaces well at all. When these conditions are present, they contribute to reduced braking ability in the vehicle and excessive wear on tires and varied suspension parts. In addition, worn out shocks and struts make it extremely difficult for drivers to be able to maintain control of their vehicle and create a constant challenge while driving.
At Rivergate Muffler and Complete Auto Repair our licensed and certified automotive technicians are committed and dedicated to providing leading edge products and services to all our clients, old and new. We strive to deliver customer service that is unmatched in the marketplace and to afford our clients prices that are every bit affordable as they are competitive. Our expert technicians fully understand the impact and the effects that worn struts and shocks have on a vehicle and how they directly affect the control and stability of your vehicle overall. They are committed to providing superior services needed to resolve these issues and get your vehicle back on the road again.
Signs that your Struts and/or Shocks are Worn Out
There are some specific signs you can look for when determining whether or not the control and stability of your vehicle is being affected by worn out struts and/or shocks. The signs include:
- Your vehicle nose dives when hard braking
- You are experiencing excessive body roll around corners
- Swaying and/or bouncing is present during acceleration
- Tire cupping
- Bottoming out
If you find that you are experiencing any of these serious signs or symptoms with your vehicle, then it’s time to give a shout out to the experienced, trusted and friendly technicians here at Rivergate Muffler and Complete Auto Repair to perform an inspection on your vehicle. Typically, we recommend that you have your struts and shocks inspected every year routinely. Having struts and shocks inspected and replaced when they present with any one or a combination of the signs listed above will keep your vehicle in safe operating condition. Further, routine inspection of your struts and shocks contributes to greater control and stability of your vehicle at all times.
Nobody likes to be without their vehicle and certainly nobody welcomes automotive repairs and costs. With that in mind, it is best to get in the habit of having your struts and shocks checked yearly in your efforts to avoid any serious safety problems that can result in high automotive repair bills and loss of use.
If you are experiencing issues with the control and stability of your vehicle, then reach out to our highly experienced and industry recognized technicians here at Rivergate Muffler and Complete Auto Repair today. Call and make your service appointment and let us get your vehicle back on the road as quickly and as cost effectively as possible with our professional technicians, our superior products and services and our very affordable and competitive prices. Contact us today. We look forward to serving you.
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