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The shock absorbers on your vehicle restrain (or dampen) the vibrations that the suspension springs create as your vehicle travels over various road surfaces. Simply put, shock absorbers keep the tires on the road by keeping the springs from bouncing up and down continuously.
After a while the shocks have completed countless up and down cycles of vehicle dampening, the shock valve and piston can become worn, and will gradually lose their effectiveness. If your vehicle has over 75,000 miles, or its ride and handling aren't as smooth as they used to be, it may be time to replace your vehicle's shock absorbers.
For vehicles produced in the last 10-20 years, shock absorbers can be classified into two basic types - individual or stand-alone shocks that attach to the vehicle suspension and frame, and shock-absorber cartridges (or units) integrated into a suspension strut - (Technical name - MacPherson or Chapman strut).
Bear in mind that some cars have struts in the front and individual shocks in the rear. If this is the case, you can replace the rear shocks, but the front struts are better left to a professional.
The integrated shock absorber/struts can be quite difficult to replace. Many times they require removal of the suspension springs and the strut unit, which is beyond the scope of this DIY project.
Although many newer vehicles use struts, most older vehicles, and most new or old trucks and SUVs, have individual shock absorbers in both the front and rear.
Many of our depots can supply and fit these shock absorbers on their own or as a full suspension kit.