Light Vehicle FAQ

How can I check my shocks?

To check your shocks Gabriel® advises that you take your vehicle to your local service technician and let them do an inspection. If you want to do a quick check yourself, you can look for any physical damage to the shock or strut housing or any leaking – this is especially common on rear units that tend to have stones kicked up by the front wheels. You can also perform a bounce test by taking each corner of the vehicle and pushing down hard. The corner should drop, rise and settle again. If the body continues to move up and down, there’s a good chance your shocks need to be replaced. Gabriel recommends you have your shocks professionally checked by a qualified service technician every 12 months or 12,000 miles.

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