Today, Dakota Ridge Auto in Littleton wants to talk shocks and struts.
Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Littleton drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road, and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road, allowing you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps, even stop in time.
When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps. Your vehicle will wallow through corners, your front-end will dive when you stop and your rear-end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle. And your ride just isn’t as comfortable.
Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear so Littleton drivers will have to replace their tires sooner than they should. Worn shocks or struts also stress other suspension and steering parts, causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there’s a lot riding on them.
Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run – and of course, you can’t really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. At Dakota Ridge Auto, we generally recommend replacing them at 50,000 miles/80,000 kilometers.
When it’s time for new shocks or struts, we’ve got you covered in Littleton. At Dakota Ridge Auto, we can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that’ll improve your performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that’ll give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs.
If you need new shocks or struts, let Dakota Ridge Auto help you take care of this safety service. You’ll feel better, and you’ll save on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.
Stop by or give us a call. At Dakota Ridge Auto we install quality NAPA replacement parts.