Shocks and Struts are the unsung heroes of a smooth ride for a vehicle. While you might not notice them as much while on a smooth road, you definitely will when you go over a bump in the road. Many times, shocks and struts are put together when they are talked about, but they have very different jobs. Shocks are hydraulic components that help minimize the movement that the springs generate. They help drivers maintain control. Struts are structural components of a vehicle that are stronger than shocks. They also help dampen movements and improve steering.
Shocks and struts are important because not only do they keep your vehicle riding smoothly, but they also help to keep your vehicle stable around various curves. For example, if your shocks and struts need to be replaced, and you are trying to break during inclement weather, it might take longer.
Some warning signs that you might be needing new shocks and struts include instability while driving at fast speeds on the highway, the vehicle tips or turns while taking a sharp turn or taking an off-ramp, front end dives when braking hard, rear end dips while accelerating, the tires bounce a lot more than usual, the tires wear in an unusual pattern, and there is fluid leaking. If you are experiencing some of these issues, the service technicians at Boucher Auto Group can help in identifying the issue and make sure it is taken care of properly.
Do you recognize your vehicle as having any of the issues above? Maybe your vehicle is just not running as it should be. We can help at Boucher Auto Group. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members have a lot of experience working on a variety of vehicles. We have a variety of locations in southern Wisconsin for your convenience. Our certified technicians work quickly and efficiently to find the problem, fix it, and have drivers back on the road in no time. Trusting your vehicle to a mechanic can be tough. But you can be confident that Boucher Auto Group will get it done right the first time!