Your vehicle's suspension system serves two primary purposes-managing road holding and handling. Your car's shock absorbers are an integral component of the suspension system, and their wear has a significant impact on the safety of your vehicle. Worn shock absorbers can affect how your wheels touch the road, causing dangerous swaying, hydroplaning, deteriorated performance and compromised road handling and holding.
Like most things that happen overtime, continuous use of your shock absorbers will lead to general wear and tear and they'll lose their ability to function properly. There are a number of clear signs that you need new shocks, and once you learn these, you'll be able to determine if you need to take your vehicle to the shop or not. Below are key signs to look out to keep you safe on the road: