More About Shocks and Struts
- Created: Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:56
- Written by Mr. Car Guy
This week on ExperTec of Costa Mesa’s Cars 101 blog, we’re gonna cover something that many people don’t really consider when it comes to automotive maintenance - shock absorbers and struts.
It’s a common mentality: the car will still run and drive without these components, so they are not important. But shocks and struts are actually key parts of a car’s suspension system. Neglecting them can have serious consequences. Sure, a car will still run if these key components are worn out, but they should not be overlooked. Worn and malfunctioning shocks or struts can actually be extremely dangerous.
To understand why they are so important, first we should look at what they do and how they work.