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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Shocks vs Struts

Shocks vs Struts

Suspension and road imperfections such as potholes and speed bumps can cause a rough and bumpy ride for a driver. If your suspension system is in faulty shape, your drive can become uncomfortable and unsafe. A vehicle’s suspension system is important and consists of many parts including the shocks and struts. Shocks and struts are frequently used interchangeably. They serve the same general purpose of making your ride smoother. However, they aren’t entirely the same. What are the differences between shocks and struts?  Shocks Shock absorptions are the suspension system component that prevents the vehicle from excessive bouncing and swaying when it encounters uneven road surfaces. The shocks keep the drive smooth by managing the movement of the suspension.  Struts Struts are the structural elements of the suspension and support the weight of a vehicle. Proper functioning struts enhance a vehicle’s maneuverability and ensure it has adeq ... read more