So why do I need struts and shocks?
Shocks and struts are not only for ride comfort there also for stopping.
When shocks and struts start leaking fluid they have been neglected for sometime. There are two chambers to a strut or shock, one filled with oil but the other filled with gas. Gas will always leak out before the oil. This is why a leaking strut or shock is way past its safety life.
We recommend shocks to be replaced every 50,000 miles and here in Arizona Struts every 75,000 miles due to our lack of potholes.
The purpose of strut and shocks are not only for ride comfort and stability. They are also for stopping. When you apply your brakes the transfer of weight from the back to the front is increased. The struts and shocks slow that transfer of energy allowing evenly distributed energy between Back and Front.
Bad struts and shocks will cause the vehicle to lose 10 feet of stopping distance. So if your struts and shocks are over the 75k and the 50k.
Please allow more room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Lets be safe out there Arizona!