There are many reasons why a vehicle may not drive as smoothly as it should. There are instances where the ride of the vehicle has gradually declined over time. This can be because of a number of different things, but one main culprit, outside of perhaps worn tires, is a problem with the shock absorbers. Shock absorbers do take a great deal of punishment and, over time, Shock Absorber Replacement in Chandler AZ may need to be performed.
The first thing to understand is that shock absorbers cannot be repaired. Once they begin to wear out, they need to be replaced. It’s important to know what shock absorbers do so a car owner can determine if they need to be replaced.
Shock absorbers offer stability to a car when it’s traveling through rough terrain. For example, without shock absorbers, a car going over a bumpy road would bounce up and down uncontrollably. This can make driving in a safe manner extremely difficult. If the car lacks a quality ride in terms of smoothness or the car bounces excessively when it hasn’t done so before, it may be time for shock absorber replacement in Chandler, AZ.
One of the ways to test for a potential problem is to simply go to the front of the vehicle and press down on the hood of the car as hard as possible. If the car bounces several times before stabilizing, this usually means that the shock absorbers needs to be replaced.
When it comes to the quality of the ride, this can be a bit more difficult to determine if the shock absorbers are the culprit. Some cars, such as small cars, SUVs, and sports cars, don’t have a very smooth ride simply because of the low mass of the car, the height of the vehicle or a performance-based suspension. In these cases, it may be hard to determine through the quality of the ride of the vehicle as to whether the shock absorbers needs to be replaced.
If you have questions about the quality of the ride of your vehicle, or if you notice your car bouncing more than it has before when going over bumps, it may be time to replace your shock absorbers. If you want to have your vehicle inspected, or if you need to have your shock absorbers replaced, you can visit us today to schedule an appointment.