Shocks and Struts

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A shock absorber is a mechanical device used on the vehicle to smooth and absorb bumps in the road. When a shock is compressed, oil is forced through the tiny orifices in the shock piston. This slows the movement of the shock absorber as it is compressed and as a result, slows the rate of the spring as well. Shocks should be replaced when they are worn as worn shocks will increase stopping distances, create excessive bounce, and create excessive roll and sway in the body.