Shocks and Struts

March 1st, 2016 by

Shocks and struts are key components of your car’s suspension system. They are important to both your safety and comfort.  A shock absorber (or strut) does exactly what the name implies—it reduces the impact of changing terrain as you drive and keeps your car stable. Your car has one located near each wheel.

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You may not notice if your vehicle’s shocks or struts are worn and need to be replaced but they can affect:

  • Braking distance
  • Tire wear and alignment
  • Stability, control and traction
  • Ride comfort

Shocks and struts deteriorate over time based on driving habits and road conditions; but may need to be replaced about every 60,000 miles. At Kia Country, checking the condition of your shocks and struts is part of our multi-point inspection that we conduct on every service appointment.