Light Vehicle FAQ

When should I replace my shocks?

Replace your Shocks and Struts every 50,000 miles.

Generally, Gabriel® recommends replacing your shocks or struts at regular 50,000-mile intervals to ensure a safer and more comfortable ride in most vehicles. Actual mileage intervals may vary based on vehicle, manufacturer’s specifications, vehicle use and environment. However, shocks and struts should be replaced for a number of reasons:

  • To improve or upgrade performance or restore original performance
  • If the vehicle suffers from excessive lean, sway or bouncing, nose-diving when braking, uneven tire wear, etc.
  • If the housing becomes damaged or dented, this may cause leaks that will affect the shock or strut’s performance

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