5 Symptoms of a Bad Strut Mount (and Replacement Cost)

bad strut mount symptoms

The health and condition of a vehicle’s suspension system are extremely important and absolutely pivotal to a car, truck, or SUVs ability to operate in the most efficient manner possible. In fact, unbeknownst to many, an automotive suspension system does much more than simply cushioning a vehicle’s ride. In reality, each individual suspension component serves … Read more

KYB vs. Bilstein (Shocks Comparison)

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your shocks to take your vehicle off-roading or your OEM shocks are worn out, your shocks aren’t a component that you want to skip on. Not only does it control the comfort of your ride, but it also helps to keep other components in your vehicle working as they should. … Read more

KYB vs Monroe (Shocks and Struts Comparison)

KYB vs Monroe

Where your tire is the connection between you and the ground when you are driving, your shocks are the pillow that softens any blow your tires take. Your springs may lighten the initial “thwack” of that pothole, but your shocks are needed in order to keep your tires in contact with the road, and you, … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Control Arm Bushing (and Replacement Cost)

bad control arm bushing

Just as every skeletal system has cartilage to cushion and align bones at a joint, every vehicle has control arm bushings at the joints between the upper and lower control arms and the vehicle’s frame. These bushings are comprised of a cylinder of rubber or polyurethane bonded to a larger and a smaller cylinder of … Read more

6 Symptoms of Bad Shock Absorbers (and Replacement Cost)

bad shock absorber symptoms

The function of shock absorbers is to make sure the tires of your vehicle stay on the ground consistently. They do this by managing how the suspension and springs move. This allows your tires to always be making contact with the road whether driving straight, cornering, going over hills, or driving on a bumpy road. … Read more

Average Shocks and Struts Replacement Cost (What to Expect)

average shocks and struts replacement cost

Shocks and struts are an important part of your vehicle’s suspension. While you may never need to replace them, they do wear out over time and can eventually fail. Expect most shocks or struts to last anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 miles. So what is the average cost to replace shocks and struts on your … Read more

Shocks vs Struts vs Coilovers (What’s the Difference?)

shocks vs struts vs coilovers

Suspension components are the second most important feature of your car. They are the messenger between the tires and your brain giving you confidence that your car will behave the way you want. Suspension determines whether your car will oversteer (turn too much) or understeer (turn too slowly). It decides whether your car will feel … Read more

MacPherson vs Double Wishbone Suspension (Pros and Cons)

MacPherson strut vs double wishbone

Every vehicle has a suspension system in it which attaches the wheels to the entire vehicle. The purpose of a suspension system is to provide stability when steering, maximize contact between tires and the road, and keep passengers comfortable. The suspension system is comprised of several parts and components, such as the linkages, tires, shock … Read more