3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Shocks or Struts

Do you notice that your morning commute is a little bumpier than usual? Any steering problems or braking issues might be related to your shocks or struts. Controlling your vehicle can get more and more difficult as these components start to fail so knowing when to take them in for repair can be essential.

Knowing When to Replace Your Shocks or Struts

Did you know that some vehicles either have struts or shocks, but not always both? Shocks work as shock absorbers to help your car handle better, while struts are part of your car’s suspension and alignment systems. However, if either your shocks or struts start to go bad, you can have a harder time controlling your vehicle, or worse. Be aware of the following signs to know if you need to come in for repair:

A Dangerous Ride

Feeling like your car is bumping on the road more than usual or having a harder time braking are two signs that your shocks or struts need to be replaced. If you notice that your car’s rear end drags when you accelerate or that your truck nose dives when you brake, it’s time to make an appointment to get your shocks and/or struts inspected.

The Sound of Squeaking

A squeaky suspension can be one of the most telling signs that it’s time to get your shocks or struts repaired. The squeaking may happen when you brake, hit a pothole, or go over a particularly bumpy stretch in the road.

Uneven Tire Wear

One of the easiest things to notice about your vehicle is if your tires aren’t wearing evenly. As your car bounces more on the road, it causes your tires to lose rubber and develop smooth patches. These patches are a great sign that you need to bring your car in as soon as possible.

Performance Auto Repair in Montgomery, AL will get you back on the road in no time with our expert shock and strut repair. Make sure you get the care and service you deserve. Make your appointment today or call us at (334) 245-6600!


  1. It’s like you said: my morning commute is like riding a rickety roller coaster. I think it might might be my car’s shocks. I’m going to take it in for repair soon.

  2. Chances are that strange noise coming from under your car every time you go over a bump has to do with the vehicle’s suspension, thankfully not the drive train. Suspension normally wears out over time, but severe trauma, like going offroading in your Prius, can break even some of the most durable pieces that give your car a smooth ride 🙂

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