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As a car owner, you may be religiously changing your oil every 5,000 miles or so, rotating your tires about the same length of time, getting a tune-up on your engine perhaps every 20,000 miles or so, changing your oil filter, your air filter at recommended intervals, winterize your car with the right antifreeze mix and so on.

However, one thing that many people ignore is care about their shock absorbers and car axles. This is a shame because realizing when do car shocks need to be replaced, and even more importantly, when do your car axles need replacing is a huge part of car maintenance.

First, concerning when do car shocks need to be replaced, it's a little bit tricky. Modern car shocks typically will last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. But why the 50,000-mile discrepancy?

Because shocks and struts wear out gradually over time, and because some people quite frequently travel over rough roads, there is a wide margin as to how quickly they will wear out.

However, there are distinct warning signs your shocks and struts may need to be replaced including:

  1. Your vehicle never feels completely stable on the highway and is constantly moving up and down.
  2. Your Vehicle “leans ” to one side in turns. Rear-end squat during acceleration. You’ll notice the front end of your vehicle rising
  3. Your tires bounce excessively after hitting a bump.
  4. Your vehicle tends to either rise in the back or dip in the front when starting out.
  5. Unusual tire wear, and more.

Meanwhile, axels tend to last much longer, and most people will never keep a car long enough for an axel to be replaced, but when it comes time, you will tend to notice:

  1. A clunking sound once you put your car into gear.
  2. Strong vibrations are experienced either while driving, turning, or braking.
  3. It seems like no power or limited power is being transferred to the wheels

Either way, both your shocks, your struts, and your axles will definitely be giving off warning signs that something is wrong, and you are really pushing it if you notice these warning signs and don't get them addressed.

Need to know more about when do car shocks need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Gary’s Quality Automotive for more information about car axles and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Grand Island, NE, Wood River, NE, and Doniphan, NE.

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Wondering when do car shocks need to be replaced? Ask an auto professional at Gary's Quality Automotive about how car axles are affected by bad shocks.

As a car owner, you may be religiously changing your oil every 5,000 miles or so, rotating your tires about the same length of time, getting a tune-up on your engine perhaps every 20,000 miles or so, changing your oil filter, your air filter at recommended intervals, winterize your car with the right antifreeze mix and so on.

However, one thing that many people ignore is care about their shock absorbers and car axles. This is a shame because realizing when do car shocks need to be replaced, and even more importantly, when do your car axles need replacing is a huge part of car maintenance.

First, concerning when do car shocks need to be replaced, it's a little bit tricky. Modern car shocks typically will last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles. But why the 50,000-mile discrepancy?

Because shocks and struts wear out gradually over time, and because some people quite frequently travel over rough roads, there is a wide margin as to how quickly they will wear out.

However, there are distinct warning signs your shocks and struts may need to be replaced including:

  1. Your vehicle never feels completely stable on the highway and is constantly moving up and down.
  2. Your Vehicle “leans ” to one side in turns. Rear-end squat during acceleration. You’ll notice the front end of your vehicle rising
  3. Your tires bounce excessively after hitting a bump.
  4. Your vehicle tends to either rise in the back or dip in the front when starting out.
  5. Unusual tire wear, and more.

Meanwhile, axels tend to last much longer, and most people will never keep a car long enough for an axel to be replaced, but when it comes time, you will tend to notice:

  1. A clunking sound once you put your car into gear.
  2. Strong vibrations are experienced either while driving, turning, or braking.
  3. It seems like no power or limited power is being transferred to the wheels

Either way, both your shocks, your struts, and your axles will definitely be giving off warning signs that something is wrong, and you are really pushing it if you notice these warning signs and don't get them addressed.

Need to know more about when do car shocks need to be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Gary’s Quality Automotive for more information about car axles and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Grand Island, NE, Wood River, NE, and Doniphan, NE.

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Gary's Quality AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Grand Island, NE

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