Shocks and Struts Service
AAMCO Amherst prides itself in helping to keep you driving safely & comfortably. Your vehicle's suspension system ensures that your wheels stay in contact with the road. If you have recently been experiencing a bumpier than normal ride, it may be time to have AAMCO Amherst expert techs check out your suspension system to help identify whether you need new shocks, struts or other suspension service.
Shocks help to smooth out your vehicle’s ride. They provide measured resistance every time the wheels on your vehicle bounce up and down & help you maintain proper control. Due to the constant motion your car, truck or SUV is subjected to, manufacturers recommend that you have your shocks checked about once a year.
Struts control spring and suspension movement to keep tires in contact with the road. Most strut suspension systems combine coil springs and shocks into one unit and typically have a longer life than conventional shock absorbers, but will also experience wear. Manufacturers also suggest to get struts checked about once a year.
COIL SPRING SERVICE
Coil springs work with your shocks and struts to keep vehicle bounce to a minimum. All springs sag with age, as the springs weaken over time.
SIGNS OF BAD SHOCKS, STRUTS OR WORN SPRINGS INCLUDE:
- A Bouncy or Uncomfortable Ride
- Bottoming Out
- The Front End of the Vehicle is Diving
- Experiencing Loss of Control While Making a Sudden Stop
- The Vehicle is Swerving More Than Normal While Changing Lanes
- The Vehicle Sags in the Front or the Rear