AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD. Takes Care of Your Vehicle's SuspensionMar 21st, 2016
After many years and tens of thousands of miles Nanaimo vehicles' suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in Nanaimo.
As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth BC highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads in BC. In addition to just wearing out, vehicle suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in a bumpy Nanaimo road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle's manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During an inspection, your friendly and knowledgeable AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD. service advisor will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs for Nanaimo residents that shocks or struts are wearing out: the vehicle tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. Nanaimo residents may notice a floating or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your vehicle dives excessively when stopping or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it's definitely time to replace them.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come see us at AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD. in Nanaimo for a suspension inspection. Same if you've been in an accident that involved one of your vehicle wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your vehicle suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so Nanaimo residents should take care of these things.
When residents replace their vehicle shocks, it's usually best to replace all four at the same time. That'll provide more even handling. Be sure to consult your friendly and knowledgeable AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD. service advisor because you don't want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.
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AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD.
605 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z9
At AUTO CHECK AUTOMOTIVE LTD. we install quality NAPA replacement parts.