Front Shock Absorber
Shock absorbers do exactly what their name suggests, absorbing movements of the vehicle when it is moving over bumps or uneven roads.
Since the shock absorbers serve to dampen the shock that your suspension system receives when you’re driving, their failure may cause a variety of drivability issues. Here are the most common of them:
- Oil leaks on the shock absorbers
- Bouncing after hitting a bump
- Abnormal noises (usually knocking)
- Damaged shock absorber bushings
- Uneven or excessive tire wear
Shock absorber replacement
- Both left and right shock absorbers must be replaced at the same time to ensure normal ride height and handling.
- Some shock absorbers are either manually or automatically adjustable, while the others are not. Adjustable shock absorbers feature an air bladder.