SYMPTOMS OF WEAR

Like most safety-critical chassis components, shocks and struts wear out so gradually over the course of normal operation that the negative effects - reduced steering precision, stopping performance and/or vehicle stability - might not be easily recognized in normal driving conditions. The rate of wear depends on a wide range of variables, such as road and environmental conditions, your driving style and vehicle load.

Why To Replace

SYMPTOMS OF PHYSICAL WEAR WHICH MAY INDICATE NEW SHOCKS AND STRUTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • Are there any signs of physical damage which could compromise the ride control unit’s ability to function as intended?
  • Is the rod bent, rusted, loose or scratched?
  • Does the air shock have a torn or leaking air boot?
  • Is fluid leaking down the side or o the bottom of the unit?
  • Has corrosion compromised the integrity of any components which make up the shock or strut?
  • Are non-replaceable bushings damaged or missing?
  • Do the vehicle’s tires display cupped, uneven or accelerated tire wear?
  • Is the electronic unit producing a diagnostic code indicating failure?
    NOTE: This may require additional electronic circuit diagnostics
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: Symptoms of Wear