How Do Struts and Shocks Work?
The suspension system of your vehicle is made up of several components, including a set of springs that absorb bumps and road impact, a set of struts that support your springs, and a set of shocks that limit the bounce your car experiences by absorbing residual movement in suspension springs.
Shocks are specifically designed to provide a specific amount of resistance every time the wheels on your vehicle bounce up and down, or when the chassis leans as you make a turn. The shocks can wear out in as little as 25,000 to 30,000 miles due to the constant motion your automobile, truck, or SUV is subjected to. We suggest having your shocks checked by a Feo’s Motorsports mechanic at least once a year for your safety and comfort.
Most front-wheel drive vehicles have a McPherson strut suspension system, which combines the coil springs and shocks into one unit. Struts control spring and suspension movement to keep the tires in contact with the road.
Struts are more expensive, but they have a longer life than conventional shock absorbers. However, they also wear out and should be checked. Our mechanics at Feo’s Motorsports provide strut inspection services to keep your vehicle safe on the road.