Genuine Automotive Takes Care of Your Vehicle's SuspensionJan 10th, 2018
After many years and tens of thousands of miles, East Saint Louis residents' suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in East Saint Louis.
As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth IL highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads around East Saint Louis. In addition to just wearing out, vehicle suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact like a pothole on a local East Saint Louis road or hitting a curb or a rock on a bumpy road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your recommends periodic inspections. During an inspection, your friendly and knowledgeable Genuine Automotive will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs for East Saint Louis residents that shocks or struts are wearing out: the vehicle tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. East Saint Louis residents may notice a floating or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your vehicle dives excessively when stopping, or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it's definitely time to replace them.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come see us at Genuine Automotive in East Saint Louis for a suspension inspection. Same if you've been in an accident that involved one of your vehicle wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your vehicle suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so East Saint Louis residents should take care of these things.
When East Saint Louis residents replace their vehicle shocks, it's usually best to replace all four at the same time. That'll provide more even handling. Be sure to consult your friendly and knowledgeable Genuine Automotive service advisor because you don't want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.
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4350 New Missouri Ave
East Saint Louis, IL 62207
At Genuine Automotive we install quality NAPA replacement parts.