Shock absorbers reduce jolts and knocks and ensure the car can move and stop efficiently. Here are some common symptoms of problems.
- Poor cornering and road holding.
- A rolling, uncomfortable ride on rough roads.
- Bad handling in side winds.
- Impaired braking.
- Steering vibration.
Car makers recommend that shock absorbers are replaced in pairs (front or back) to avoid uneven balance across the car. A simple test is to push down on the corner of your car a few times then release quickly. If the corner bounces no more than one and a half times, your shock absorbers are probably fine.