Shocks and struts are something that most drivers know at least a little bit about. They know that they help them keep their car from bumping too much with the road, but there's more to them than that. We work hard to make sure our customers are informed about their vehicle as much as possible, so keep reading to learn more about what shocks and struts do for you and your car.

What do shocks do?

Although they're not a structural part of the suspension, shocks still have an important job to do. By limiting the bounce created from the residual movement in the springs, they make every ride in modern vehicles generally more comfortable and allow you to have more control of your vehicle.

What do struts do?

Struts are technically 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 normally 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, but 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.