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Proshop Automotive

1441 N La Cadena Dr
Colton, CA 92324

It’s hard to estimate just how long your automotive shocks or struts will last. It will depend largely on the road conditions you travel on a consistent basis and how you drive—smooth or aggressive. Automotive shocks and struts are designed to be strong, but they are not invulnerable. A hard hit against a curb or going too fast over a deep pothole can bend the strut housing or shaft.

So what causes struts to go bad? As noted above, the obvious cause is poor road conditions. If you drive consistently on roads that are filled with bumps and potholes, your automotive shocks and struts will wear down quicker than driving on a smooth paved road. As the shocks or struts wear, they lose their tension and support capabilities. If you keep driving on a bad or weakened strut, it becomes weaker and more unstable, bouncing and shaking uncontrollably as your vehicle is forced up and down in response to road conditions.

How can you test for worn automotive shocks or struts? Try the bounce test! Rock your vehicle up and down several times and then stop. If it continues to rock more than a couple of times, the shocks are worn out. This won’t keep your vehicle from operating, but it can be difficult to keep driving comfortably. Some misalignment problems can be traced to a bent strut.

So what are signs of bad struts or automotive shocks?

  • Poor steering response.
  • Swaying and leaning when turning and changing lanes.
  • Vehicle bounces excessively when driving.
  • Braking performance is unstable.
  • Vehicle nosedives when braking or accelerating.
  • Tire "Cupping" as the rubber wears off the tire each time it hits the ground.
  • Leaking hydraulic fluid from inside the shock.

Have your automotive shocks and car struts inspected as soon as possible if it is getting hard to control your vehicle, especially on bumpy roads? If it’s time to replace them, you will be driving much safer, with better vehicle stability and control and improved stopping performance.

Wondering what causes struts to go bad? Contact the ASE-certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

If you’re having suspension problems, ask the experts at Proshop Automotive what causes struts to go bad. It may be time to replace your automotive shocks.

It’s hard to estimate just how long your automotive shocks or struts will last. It will depend largely on the road conditions you travel on a consistent basis and how you drive—smooth or aggressive. Automotive shocks and struts are designed to be strong, but they are not invulnerable. A hard hit against a curb or going too fast over a deep pothole can bend the strut housing or shaft.

So what causes struts to go bad? As noted above, the obvious cause is poor road conditions. If you drive consistently on roads that are filled with bumps and potholes, your automotive shocks and struts will wear down quicker than driving on a smooth paved road. As the shocks or struts wear, they lose their tension and support capabilities. If you keep driving on a bad or weakened strut, it becomes weaker and more unstable, bouncing and shaking uncontrollably as your vehicle is forced up and down in response to road conditions.

How can you test for worn automotive shocks or struts? Try the bounce test! Rock your vehicle up and down several times and then stop. If it continues to rock more than a couple of times, the shocks are worn out. This won’t keep your vehicle from operating, but it can be difficult to keep driving comfortably. Some misalignment problems can be traced to a bent strut.

So what are signs of bad struts or automotive shocks?

  • Poor steering response.
  • Swaying and leaning when turning and changing lanes.
  • Vehicle bounces excessively when driving.
  • Braking performance is unstable.
  • Vehicle nosedives when braking or accelerating.
  • Tire "Cupping" as the rubber wears off the tire each time it hits the ground.
  • Leaking hydraulic fluid from inside the shock.

Have your automotive shocks and car struts inspected as soon as possible if it is getting hard to control your vehicle, especially on bumpy roads? If it’s time to replace them, you will be driving much safer, with better vehicle stability and control and improved stopping performance.

Wondering what causes struts to go bad? Contact the ASE-certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez
Proshop AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Colton, CA

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1441 N La Cadena Dr, Colton, CA 92324909-777-9000service@proshopautomotive.net
Mon:08:00am - 05:00pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:00pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:00pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:00pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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