Shocks Vs. Struts in Clinton, SC

Have you ever wondered how the shocks and struts in your vehicle work? For those who don’t know their purpose, we will explain exactly what they do for your vehicle. Both shocks and struts work to help your vehicle stay balanced and maintain a smooth ride, and they also affect your vehicle's handling capabilities. However, every vehicle is not equipped with both shocks and struts. Read below to learn more on these essential parts of your vehicle.

What do shocks do?

Although not a structural part of the suspension, shocks still have a crucial job to perform. By restricting the bounce created by the residual movement in the springs, shocks assist current vehicles for a generally comfortable ride and allow for more control of the vehicle.

What do struts do?

Technically, struts are part of the suspension and steering systems, and basically perform the same job as shocks. In addition, they are partly responsible for moving the wheels when the the steering wheel is turned. They are also typically more simple to install and remove than shocks.

How often should they be serviced?

Most research recommends replacing shocks and struts when they reach the 50,000 mile mark, but if you notice signs of wear before then, like poor steering response, excessive vehicle bounce or uneven tire wear, your shocks and struts may need to be replaced sooner. For more advice on your shocks or struts, don’t hesitate ask our expert technicians.

For more information on shocks and struts or to schedule a service for your vehicle, contact us or stop by Cooper Motor Company at 305 E Main St., Clinton, SC 29325. We look forward to serving our customers from Clinton, SC, and throughout Laurens & Fountain Inn.