If a shock absorber wears and / or starts to leak, they must be replaced.
The roadholding of a car significantly reduces when you drive with bad or worn shock absorbers.
If shock absorbers wear and / or start to leak, they must be replaced.
The average life of a shock absorber is about 180,000 km, but very dependent on your driving style.
If the suspension of your car feels too stiff or too light, it is useful to have your shock absorbers checked at a garage.
Shock absorbers are always replaced per set to keep your car in balance (left / right at the same time).
Question: Why should both shock absorbers always be replaced and not just the shock absorber that is broken? "
Answer: Because shock absorbers wear evenly, there will be uneven damping between the two shock absorbers and this can cause damage to the new shock absorber.
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Shock absorbers and springs are always replaced on both sides to prevent inequalities.
Just as it often happens that stub axles / ball joints have to be replaced, it also happens more and more that the springs are breaking in front or behind springs. This is mainly due to the number of thresholds that we have to take daily by car. Making the suspension much more loaded. in addition, there is always dirt and moisture at the bottom of the spring dish, which over time will also affect the outside of the spring. For example, one car brand is more likely to suffer from broken springs than the other car brand.