Why is it important to replace worn shocks or struts?
As shocks and struts degrade slowly over time, so does the performance and control of your vehicle. Shocks and struts play an essential role in your suspension system; keeping your tires on the road during daily driving conditions and aid in preventing your tires and other suspension parts from becoming damaged and worn out. If shocks or struts aren’t replaced, all ride control elements are affected. Your stability, steering, tire contact with the road, and ability to stop are all affected and greatly reduce driver safety. For maximum comfort, control, performance and safety it is essential to replace your shocks and struts at regular intervals.
Gabriel cannot determine whether any particular customer is qualified to check or replace ride control, shocks or struts. Customers must make their own assessments of their experience, skills and knowledge and take responsibility for all results and if in doubt, seek the assistance of a qualified trained mechanic.
These videos are not intended to be step-by-step instructions, but are intended for general information purposes only.
Every vehicle is delivered with an OEM owner’s manual. If you cannot locate yours, several publications exist that will provide you with the specifications for the parts on the vehicle you are about to repair. Read the OEM manual specific to the make and model of your vehicle and the instructions that accompany your Gabriel product before undertaking any repair or replacement project. Always seek the advice or assistance of a qualified, trained professional when needed.
Before starting and vehicle repair or replacement project, you must have the proper training, tools, equipment and experience necessary to safely and correctly complete the project. This is especially important for anyone attempting to replace a worn strut or shock absorber, because failure to remove the worn part or install the replacement parts correctly on your vehicle may result in personal injury or damage to property.