Your car’s shocks and struts’ main job is to keep your tires firmly on the ground. When well maintained, the suspension allows you to maintain proper road handling during acceleration and on turns, ensuring safe braking distances. When shocks are worn, your vehicle won’t handle as well – you’ll bounce over bumps, wallow around corner, your rear will dive when you accelerate and could even become unsafe. Replacing worn shocks and struts will extend the life of your tires, prevent premature tire wear as well as costly suspension damage
The normal lifespan for shocks is roughly 80,000 km. An annual inspection ensures your safety and lets you enjoy a pleasant (and safe) driving experience.