Shocks Vs. Struts | Greenville SC | Near Spartanburg, Greer, Anderson & Easley

Most people know that shocks and struts are an important part of your vehicle. While both work to make your ride smoother and keep your vehicle balanced, many of you may not know the difference. You're not alone.

That's why we've made a comparison between the two, so you can better understand what's going on when one of them needs servicing. Keep reading to learn more about these important components of your vehicle.

What do shocks do?

Although not technically a structural part of the suspension, shocks still serve an important purpose. By limiting the bounce created from the residual movement in the springs, they make every ride in modern vehicles generally more comfortable and give you more control of the vehicle.

What do struts do?

Struts are part of the suspension and the steering systems, and they basically do the same job as shocks, in addition to being partly responsible for moving the wheels when the driver turns the steering wheel. They're typically more simple to install and remove than shocks.

How often should they be serviced?

Most research suggests that shocks and struts should be replaced around the 50,000 mile mark. However, if you notice signs of wear including poor steering response, excessive vehicle bounce or uneven tire wear, they may need to be replaced before that. As always, check with our expert technicians for advice on your shocks or struts.

If you'd like to learn more about shocks and struts or need to schedule service with us, contact us or stop by our dealership at 2645 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607. We look forward to serving our customers from Greenville, SC, and throughout Spartanburg, Greer, Anderson and Easley.

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