Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and tens of thousands of miles, holding your tires’ foot print on the road. Eventually components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive.
As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Oregon highways, your family car shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Salem roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to just wearing out, upgraded shock suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During a car inspection at Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Inc., your Salem service technician will check for worn, broken or missing suspension parts. If the inspection reveals any problems, take care of this important safety and handling work. When you replace your shocks, it’s usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. That’ll give you even handling at all four corners of the vehicle.
If you have special road handling needs like improved cornering or towing or hauling requirements in Salem, your Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Inc. advisor can recommend an upgraded shock or strut to get you what you want.
At Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Inc., we have been providing quality auto repair in Salem for 14 years. Ask manager Harold Wood about preventative maintenence and tires.
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Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Inc.
675 Bartell Dr NW
Salem, Oregon zip code 97304