Shocks Vs. Struts | Hendersonville NC | Near Asheville, Waynesville and Spartanburg


Shocks Vs. Struts in Hendersonville, NC

Your vehicle comes with either shocks or struts. These important parts help to maintain a smooth ride, keep your vehicle balanced and affect your vehicle's handling capabilities. But shocks and struts are not the same thing. To help you learn more about the purpose of these parts, how they differ from each other and when they should be serviced, we've provided a brief overview below.

What do shocks do?

Although not a structural part of the suspension, shocks are still important. They limit the bounce created from the residual movement in the springs, making your ride smooth and providing more control of your vehicle.

What do struts do?

Struts are a crucial part of the suspension and steering systems. They basically perform the same job as shocks and are partly responsible for moving the wheels when the steering wheel is turned. Struts are typically easier to install and remove than shocks.

How often should they be serviced?

Research suggests that shocks should be replaced every 12,000 miles and that struts should be replaced every 50,000 miles. However, if you notice signs of wear that include poor steering response, excessive vehicle bounce or uneven tire wear, you may need to replace them sooner. Check with our expert technicians for further 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 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791. We look forward to serving our customers from Hendersonville, NC, and throughout Asheville, Waynesville and Spartanburg.

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