The shocks and struts on your vehicle play a big role in the stability and control of the vehicle.
These effects result in reduced braking ability,
along with tire and suspension parts having accelerated wear. It is also more
difficult for the driver to maintain control of the vehicle, causing them to
constantly make steering corrections while driving to compensate.
that it only takes one worn shock to increase your vehicle's stopping distance.
When you are braking, a worn shock will cause the front of the vehicle to nose
This makes the rear end of the vehicle rise and causes the tires to loose
their firm grip on the road.
This poor traction increases the stopping distance
of your vehicle. Some studies show that it can be increased by as much as 23%.
- If your
shocks or struts are getting worn this can be indicated by the following
- Nose Dives
During Hard Braking
- Vehicle Squatting During Acceleration
- Excessive Body Roll Around Corners
- Extended Bounce Time Over Bumps or Dips in Pavement
- Bottoming Out
- Tire Cupping