A working suspension is important. A busted suspension means that your vehicle will be harder to control. Not only that, but a proper suspension keeps your drive comfortable. A damaged suspension system puts undue stress on the frame as well as connected systems like brakes and steering. However, repairing a shock or strut requires a lot of equipment and just as much know-how. On top of that, shocks and struts aren’t the cheapest parts to replace. So, what do you do?
Here at Toyota of Arlington in Palatine, IL, we can order new, genuine OEM shocks or struts for your vehicle and install them quickly and affordably.
How do I know if my shocks/struts are shot?
There are a few sure-fire signs that your suspension could use new struts or shocks. If springs are worn out, then you’ll notice an obnoxious creaking when going over bumps or turning. Similarly, stopping will be harder and bumpier. Turning will result in significant weight shift in your vehicle, which is something you can and will notice from behind the wheel. Driving at high speeds will result a lot of vibration or pulsation throughout the cabin. If you have a hydraulic shock or strut, you may also notice hydraulic fluid leakage.
Where can I get it fixed?
Here at Toyota of Arlington in Palatine, IL, we have certified technicians who have the proper tools and experience to replace to your shocks or struts. No matter the make or model of your vehicle, we can fix it and install the correct, genuine OEM parts it needs. If you think your car might need new struts or shocks—or anything else for that matter—schedule an appointment at Toyota of Arlington. Replacing things before they break completely can save you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars in costly towing and repairs.