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How often should you change your shock absorbers?

Signs that your shock absorbers need to be replaced

Whether you drive most of your day or not, it is very important to know how often you should be changing your shock absorbers. There are a few factors that play a role, such as high mileage of over 80 000km. If your vehicle has a longer stopping distance, worn out shock absorbers can increase your stopping distance by up to 20%, which can in turn cause a fatal incident and should be attended to as soon as possible. If you notice your vehicle swerving and the nose of your vehicle goes down as you brake, then it is time to change your shock absorbers as this will allow you to have more control over your vehicle, especially in very dangerous in wet weather.

If you experience your steering wheel vibrating when driving then it is time to change your shocks, the reason being that if your tyres are in optimal contact with the road then the vibration should not be occurring. If you find your vehicle sliding and veering across the road this is another indicator to get your shocks changed. If you find your vehicle rattles over speed bumps this means your shocks are heavily worn out and need to be changed.

Get to your nearest AutoZone for our range of shock absorbers to keep you and your vehicle safe on the roads.