To all our valued customers:

Many businesses in our city are presently closed due to the mandatory shelter in place ordinance and it has recently been extended. Auto repair services like Thom's are classified as an Essential Business thus allowing us to to be open and available to perform the needed services on our clients vehicles . We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitation practices in our work area and the office, as well as disinfecting the interior of your vehicles upon arrival and completion of work. We have created a No Contact drop area outside of the waiting room; payment can be accomplished via credit card over the phone. We understand that finances are being stretched at this time, but reliable vehicles are a necessity, if funding is an issue we have various option available upon request.For those sheltering in place and would prefer vehicle pick up and delivery, we are able to accommodate you within a five mile range of the shop. These are trying and uncertain times for everyone and we want all of our clients to remain healthy and safe and know you can call on us for support during you times of need.

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

There are essential car components that function to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. Among these components are the shock absorbers. They are components that resemble hydraulic pumps, and they are essential in controlling the impact and rebound movement in the vehicle's springs and the suspension.

They help in smoothening any bumps and vibrations to maintain a comfortable ride. Among these essential functions, the shocks ensure that the vehicle's tires maintain contact with the road surface. The function guarantees road safety by maintaining safe control and braking response from the car.

Shock absorbers are, therefore, very crucial car components and regular checks and maintenance go a long way to ensure they remain functional through various driving miles. Like other car components, the absorbers wear out, and there is a need to repair or replace them, depending on the mechanic's recommendations.

Shock absorbers are among the car components with higher life spans and functionality. Most of them remain functional for four to five years. However, if the road conditions are favorable, the lifespan might extend up to 10 years. Most automobile experts recommend having the shocks checked after 50 000 miles. It is difficult to put a specific number on the longevity of shock absorbers. It is always a great option to use the recommendations from vehicle manufacturers for shock absorber changes.

Signs of Failing Shock Absorbers

  • Beware of these signs that might trigger worn-out shock absorbers;

  • Knocking round from the rear suspension

  • Unusual car bouncing

  • Poor car performance on a rough surface

  • Longer braking distances

  • Increased risk of skidding in wet conditions

  • Premature tire wears and other suspension components

  • Reduced mileage

It is good to replace shock absorbers for enhanced safety, stability, and enhanced driving satisfaction. These signs empower you to get the vehicle tested and diagnose any shock absorbers trouble and fix them. Timely repairs reduce further damage to the vehicle and eliminate unsafe driving.

Our ASE-certified technicians are always ready to check your vehicle and conduct timely and convenient repairs at our auto repair shop. Drive your vehicle to our auto repair shop today and allow us to check your shock absorbers for any repairs and replacements.

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