Shocks and Struts Maintenance
An automobile's shocks and struts serve as shock absorbers keeping your ride smooth, reducing the impact of extreme bumps, keeping your Kia aligned, and making your car easier to control. They are a vital part of your Kia's suspension, and if they start to fail, your ride quality and safety notably decrease. There are several signs you need shocks and struts maintenance, and if you are aware of these, it's easier to know when to get your shocks and struts looked at by a professional.
What Causes Damage To Shocks and Struts?
Your Kia's shocks and struts absorb every speed bump, sections of uneven road, accidental curb hit, and the general knocks you encounter every day when driving to and from Carbondale. This repeated impact causes your shocks and struts to break down and wear out over time. In general, it is recommended you change your shocks and struts every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Your driving environment can affect how long your shocks and struts last as driving on badly damaged bumpy roads every day causes more wear than on a road that is even, smooth, and well maintained.
Signs Your Shocks and Struts Need Maintenance
As shocks and struts keep you balanced and absorb impact, there are many noticeable signs they need maintenance or replacement. If your Kia is bouncing when driving, leaking hydraulic fluids, steering badly, or bottoming out, your shocks and struts need work. Also, pay close attention to your tires as uneven wear due to daily driving in Lawrence is a sign your car is unbalanced and one of the early signs you need shocks and strut work.
The Dangers of Bad Shocks and Struts
When your shocks and struts go bad, your ability to control your automobile accurately and precisely is reduced. This decrease in the ability to control your Kia puts you, your family, and other drivers at risk. If your drive quality has dramatically decreased, your steering has become less responsive, or your car jerks forward, then you should take your Kia to a service center as soon as possible.
Finding The Right Maintenance Shop
In the greater Topeka area, there is no shortage of mechanics, automotive repair shops, and dealerships looking for your business. At Briggs Kia, we feel our dedicated service, focus on quality, and many amenities make us stand out from the rest. When you bring your Kia to us, you can easily know that only factory-trained Kia technicians are performing maintenance on it using only genuine Kia parts. While your car is being worked on, you can relax in our comfortable lounge area, complete with the latest magazines, newspapers, alongside fresh coffee and beverages. Contact us today to learn more.