Shocks, Struts, and Suspension Services
Your vehicle’s suspension system serves two important purposes:
- Providing handling and “road holding” to keep your vehicle safe as it maneuvers on the road
- Keeping both passengers and driver comfortable while reducing bumps, vibrations and noise.
Shocks and struts are important components of the suspension system and their wear can definitely impact the safety of your vehicle. Worn shocks and struts can affect how your wheels touch the road, can cause your car or truck to have dangerous swaying, hydroplaning in wet conditions, deteriorated performance and and genearally reduced road handling and holding.
In other words, your suspension system helps you stay in control when you’re on the road. So, it is very important to keep your suspension system in good shape to handle whatever crazy bumps and turns the road may throw at you.
Shocks, Struts and Suspension Warning Signs
- Mounts or bushings are broken or worn
- Cupped, uneven tire wear
- Vehicle sways or leans on turns
- Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut body
- Shock or strut bodies are dented or damaged
- Harsh, bumpy or shaky ride
- Steering is stiff or makes noise
- Vehicle ‘nose dives’ when you hit the brakes
- Excessive bouncing after hitting a road in the bump or a speed bump
Suspension Repair and Replacement Services at EPR
The useful life of a modern shock or strut is around 50,000 miles. Independent testing shows that by replacing your shocks and struts after 50,000 miles, your vehicle’s stopping distance could improve by up to 10 feet. EPR offers shock and strut replacement services designed to restore your vehicle’s suspension system to factory specifications. New shocks and struts provide an improved ride, enhanced handling, better control, greater stability, shorter braking distance, advanced safety and superior comfort.