Light Vehicle FAQ

Do shocks and struts wear out?

Yes, shocks and struts do wear out. They will rarely fail completely, but wear and tear is a gradual process that happens over time. A shock can be composed of up to 40 precision engineered parts, which include: valves, valve seats and springs, pistons, a piston rod, and a number of high precision parts and seals. All of these components are susceptible to wear and tear over time. That’s why Gabriel® recommends that you have your shocks checked by a qualified service technician every 12 months or 12,000 miles.

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