Shock absorbers and springs directly affect the handling and stability of a vehicle
The Danger of Worn Out Shock Absorbers
Vehicle rolls or sways when cornering – Feeling like your vehicle is swaying or rolling when making a turn is not only annoying, it is unsettling because you can feel like you aren’t in control of your car. As shocks wear, they can lose their ability to control the rate of weight transfer when going around corners; this may also result in increased steering input to navigate turns.
Nose dive when braking – Does it feel like the front end of your car dips quickly toward the ground when you hit your brakes? This is called nose dive and can indicate worn shocks and struts. It is dangerous because it can cause an increase in stopping distance at speeds of more than 80 km/h.
Uneven tire wear - When your vehicle’s shocks and struts are worn out, the car can bounce, causing a reduction in road holding force. This bouncing can not only cause accelerated tyre wear but also of other car parts, silent blocks are subjected to constant shock loads, and the life expectancy of steering parts is reduced.
Increased wear of suspension parts and shock absorbers increases the aquaplaning effect
- it causes the tires to lose contact with the road, making the vehicle uncontrollable.
LOSING CONTROL AND SKIDDING
STOPPING DISTANCES INCREASE
INCREASED AQUAPLANING RISKS