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How to maintain shocks and struts on your car

Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 12:26:02-04

When it's time to drive the kids around to school and other daily activities, it's important to make sure your tires last as long as possible so you're safe on the road. One way to do that is to make sure your shocks and struts are in good condition.

By maintaining shocks and struts on your car, you'll not only keep your tires in good shape, but you'll also get optimal gas mileage and avoid more expensive car repairs in the future.

Tires are the only parts of the car that come in contact with the road, so by keeping your shocks and struts in good shape, it keeps those tires planted firmly to the ground.

Shocks and struts give you a smooth and comfortable ride, so if your vehicle's tires lose contact with the road, it will be harder to handle and you'll be more at risk for an accident.

Shocks and struts should be checked every 50,000 miles, but should be replaced sooner if:

  • Your vehicle is rolling or bouncing when you drive around corners.
  • Your vehicle excessively dips when you are braking.
  • Your vehicle sways when you hit a bump in the road.

Belle Tire is able to repair and replace shocks and struts on a variety of vehicles. To learn more about their Shocktober rebate on shocks or struts, available throughout the entire month of October, click here.