Heavy Duty FAQ

How can I check my shocks?

Gabriel® recommends you have your shocks visually inspected every 15,000 miles and perform the heat test every 50,000 miles. To do a visual check on your HD shocks, look for any physical damage to the shock housing, damage to the shock end mounts, or any leaking streaks of oil. Also, inspect your tires for unusual cupping or wear patterns, and premature wear to air bags (if equipped). One often overlooked point is that shocks generate heat if working properly, so after being driven for 15 minutes the shocks outer lower tube should be warm/hot to the touch. “If it’s cold – it’s old”. Please refer to Gabriel HD Technical Bulletin: When to Replace HD Shocks for more information.

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