Light Vehicle FAQ

What do shocks and struts do?

Shocks and struts play an integral role in your vehicle’s suspension system. They are designed primarily to give you a much smoother ride by absorbing and damping feedback from the road. Keep in mind, automotive shocks and struts do more than just provide a comfortable ride.

One of their most important functions is to influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle. They work to keep your tires on the road and to keep you safe and comfortable. Without them, a vehicle would continually bounce up and down, making handling and steering of the vehicle extremely difficult, as well as dangerous.

Vehicle ride control, safety, and a driver’s ability to steer and brake depend on having firm contact between the vehicle’s tires and the road. Shocks and struts aid in ensuring this contact remains secure under any driving condition.

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