Shocks Vs. Struts | Crittenden KY | Serving Lexington & Cincinnati

Shocks and struts are two integral parts of your vehicle, but many drivers aren’t aware of their purpose. That’s why, here at Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to keep our customers informed about the parts that keep their vehicle running smoothly and when they need to be replaced. Keep reading to learn more about the differences and similarities between shocks and struts and what you as a driver need to know about them.

What do shocks do?

Although they're not a structural part of the suspension, shocks still have an important job to do. By limiting the bounce created from the residual movement in the springs, they make every ride in modern vehicles generally more comfortable and allow you to have more control of your vehicle.

What do struts do?

Struts are technically part of the suspension and the steering systems, and they basically do the same job as shocks, in addition to being partly responsible for moving the wheels when the driver turns the steering wheel. They're normally more simple to install and remove than shocks.

How often should they be serviced?

Most research suggests that shocks and struts should be replaced around the 50,000 mile mark, but if you notice signs of wear including poor steering response, excessive vehicle bounce or uneven tire wear, they may need to be replaced before that. As always, check with our expert technicians for advice on your shocks or struts.

If you'd like to learn more about shocks and struts or need to schedule service with us, contact us or stop by our dealership at Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 140 Spears Ln, Crittenden, KY 41030 for a test-drive. We proudly serve customers from Lexington and Cincinnati.

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