Art's Family Auto Repair Takes Care of Your Vehicle's SuspensionJan 24th, 2016
After many years and tens of thousands of miles Phoenix vehicles' suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in Phoenix.
As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Arizona highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads in Arizona. In addition to just wearing out, vehicle suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in a bumpy Phoenix road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle's manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During an inspection, your friendly and knowledgeable Art's Family Auto Repair service advisor will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs for Phoenix residents that shocks or struts are wearing out: the vehicle tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. Phoenix 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 Art's Family Auto Repair in Phoenix 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 Phoenix residents should take care of these things.
When 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 Art's Family Auto Repair 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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Art's Family Auto Repair
915 W. Hatcher Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
At Art's Family Auto Repair we install quality NAPA replacement parts.