If you feel like you are bouncing around more than usual, or the vehicle dips or sways when braking or turning sharply, then it may be time to investigate whether your shocks and struts need to be repaired or replaced. While you may feel that shocks and struts only exist on your car for your comfort, the automotive technicians at Rad Air in Garfield Heights say that shocks and struts actually ensure your safety by keeping the tires in contact with the road.
As part of your vehicle’s suspension system, shocks and struts are made up of many working parts. They affect the ability of your car to not only traverse rough roads but also to maneuver and stop in traffic. Shocks and struts offer cushioning to the riders in your car but also help the wheels adjust to uneven surfaces—which is critical to your ability to quickly stop in order to avoid an accident. When the components of your shocks and struts don’t work correctly, your steering and control capabilities are compromised, and you are at a higher risk of an accident.
What is the solution? Shocks and struts have changed much over the years. While it used to be that the entire assembly had to be replaced, new automotive maintenance technology used by Rad Air in Garfield Heights allows only the damaged or worn parts to be replaced. Crafted to be quickly installed, new shocks and struts are an affordable, quick repair for your vehicle, and one that can prevent you from getting into a disastrous accident.
Rad Air of Garfield Heights can easily evaluate your shocks and struts the next time you stop in for regular automotive maintenance with our expert technicians. Simply let our team know that you have a concern about your vehicle’s ride quality, and we’ll be sure to take a thorough look at the condition of these critical parts.