A Bouncy Ride Could Mean Bad Shocks

It probably seems like every time you turn around, there is something else that needs replaced or fixed on your car.  That is one of the perks of being a car owner…not really!  A major repair that is usually over-looked are the shock absorbers or “dampers.”  These are the springs that absorb all the bumps and shocks from the road.

There are several signs that should alert you there is a problem with your shock absorbers.  These include bottoming out over railroad tracks, speed bumps and potholes, continuous bouncing after going over bumps, weird noises over bumps, body lean during curves or if the front end dives toward the ground while braking.  These things may seem like obvious warning signs; however, the shock absorbers wear out gradually.  So, you may not notice a sudden change in your cars driving.

The best thing you can do, for your vehicle and your wallet, is bring your vehicle into our service center and have it inspected by one of our certified technicians.  Usually you should have this done every 50,000 miles but depending on your driving habits it could vary.  If you drive over rough terrain or carry heavy loads, your shock absorbers will wear out faster.

Stop by our dealership, Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars, today to get your vehicle serviced or schedule an appointment online.


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