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What Does Your Odometer Read?
Experts recommend the replacement of worn shocks and struts at 50,000 Miles / 80,000 Km*
To help motorists protect their driving safety, ride control engineers suggest that automotive shocks and struts be replaced at 50,000 Miles / 80,000 Km. In addition, it is always a good idea to ask your automotive service provider to perform a complete chassis system safety check - including ride control components - every 12,000 miles.
Ride control components wear out due to everyday driving and a variety of load and road conditions
Shocks and struts may not show any visible signs of wear, but internal components may be past their useful life
Typical shocks and struts "stroke" an average of 1,750 cycles per mile – that's 21 million cycles per 12,000 miles!
Shocks and struts are susceptible to additional wear caused by heavy use and severe road / environmental conditions
Ride control components interact with, and depend on, other key steering and suspension parts
50,000 Mile / 80,000 Km
Help improve vehicle handling
characteristics and comfort
A fresh set of shocks can enhance more than just your ride. They help improve braking and handling under certain driving conditions and they make vehicles safer and easier to control. This helps make the road safer for everyone.