Shocks & Struts

Signs of Bad Shocks and Struts

For the best performance out of your car, truck, or SUV, we always recommend placing shocks and struts at the same time. While it’s essential to keep in mind your maintenance intervals and the mileage milestones listed above for replacement, there are circumstances where they require repair or replacement earlier than intended. Fortunately, numerous signs let you know there may be a problem. One of the most common is excessive bouncing or shaking from the vehicle (usually indicative of a shock problem). If you notice a lack of steering response, the very front of your vehicle dipping when you come to a stop, or your vehicle swaying or leaning when making a turn, there is likely an issue with one of the pieces. Pay attention to how your car operates as you drive on I-610 or SH-286, too, as a lack of control at high speeds is another indicator. Additional symptoms deal with the physical pieces: unevenly worn or abnormally flat tires, broken bushings/mounts, or the pieces displaying a leak, dent, damage, or corrosion.

Visit Our Repair Shop Today

If your car is exhibiting signs of bad shocks or struts, we encourage you to schedule an appointment here at Eric’s Car Care. If you put off repair for too long, the higher the chance the components will further compromise your suspension system. This can lead to a ride that’s hard to control, which is a dangerous situation to be in on the road when you visit our auto shop serving Med. Center, we’ll discuss the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and use that as a foundation for our inspection. From there, we’ll examine your suspension and closely assess the condition of your shocks and struts. Whether you require a quick repair or a full part replacement, we’ll be able to take care of it for you. Our technicians are meticulous, and ASE certified, and the equipment we use is top-shelf and up to industry standards. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 713-667-9293. You’ll find our Med. Center location at 6950 Kirby Drive, just a block east from Vanderbilt Square.