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Updated by Lindsey Christiansen on Mar 14, 2013
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4 Ways to Determine if Your Shocks are Going out

Below I’ve listen the most prevalent ways you can be sure that your shocks need to be replaced. If you find that your car is a prime example of these signs, take your car into a dealer today.

1

Test Drive

Test Drive

Take your car out for a test drive. Whether you have a Ford or an Audi, testing the way your car handles dips and bumps in the road can be a good way to tell whether your shocks are holding up. The suspension on your car should not bob up and down or shake excessively over potholes. The suspension should feel well-planted without looseness no matter what the terrain.

2

Listen

Listen

Listen for strange noises coming from the suspension while you drive over rough roads. Bad shocks can rattle and bang if they are worn out. If you drive a Ford, take your Ford into a Ford dealer and get your shocks checked out. No matter what type of vehicle you own, bad shocks should be investigated and taken care of by the dealer or a professional shop.

3

Press

Press

Park on flat ground and press down on the car as hard as you can. Press on the area where the shock is located; just above the wheels and tires. The suspension should compress slightly and then come to a smooth stop. If the car keeps bobbing up and down when you release your hands, your shocks probably need some attention from your dealer.

4

Look

Look

Raise your vehicle with a jack and remove the wheels. Inspect the shocks for oil leakage. A good shock should not have any fluid leaking out of it or any type of housing that it is contained in.

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Henry Day Ford | Ford Dealer | West Valley City, Utah

Looking for a new or used Ford near Salt Lake City? Henry Day Ford offers a great selection of Ford vehicles and much more. Whether you're from West Valley City, Sandy, or Murray, visit us today for a test-drive or great Ford service!

Henry Day Ford | Ford Dealer | West Valley City, Utah

Looking for a new or used Ford near Salt Lake City? Henry Day Ford offers a great selection of Ford vehicles and much more. Whether you're from West Valley City, Sandy, or Murray, visit us today for a test-drive or great Ford service!