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Monthly Archives: April 2021

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Shock absorbers are those tiny little springs that work in conjunction with your brakes to ensure that you can come to a full, complete stop without the fuss. They absorb the shock that your vehicle gets during a normal drive. This protects you and your passengers from the side effects of a bumpy ride and makes any road trip a smooth one. This keeps your suspension in check when hitting speed bumps and other quirks while driving. Shock absorbers rely on kinetic energy to help your vehicle run smoothly. In fact, when you step on the brake, this energy suddenly converts to heat through a hydraulic system. This is the reason you are able to come to a full, smooth stop that has no sudden impact on you or your passengers. However, just like any other car part, shock absorbers are subject to wear and tear over time. Although there are no actual time limits on how long your shock absorbers will last, it is recommended that you have them replaced every 50,000 miles. One of the first si ... read more