Duffy's Repair Service
9974 Lickinghole Road, Ashland, VA 23005 804.798.5922

After many years and tens of thousands of miles Ashland vehicles' suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in Ashland.

As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth VA highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads in VA. In addition to just wearing out, vehicle suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in a bumpy Ashland road.

Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle's manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During an inspection, your friendly and knowledgeable Duffy's Repair Service service advisor will check for worn, broken or missing parts.

Signs for Ashland residents that shocks or struts are wearing out: the vehicle tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. Ashland residents may notice a floating or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your vehicle dives excessively when stopping or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it's definitely time to replace them.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come see us at Duffy's Repair Service in Ashland for a suspension inspection. Same if you've been in an accident that involved one of your vehicle wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your vehicle suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so Ashland residents should take care of these things.

When residents replace their vehicle shocks, it's usually best to replace all four at the same time. That'll provide more even handling. Be sure to consult your friendly and knowledgeable Duffy's Repair Service service advisor because you don't want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.

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Duffy's Repair Service
9974 Lickinghole Road
Ashland, VA 23005

At Duffy's Repair Service we install quality NAPA replacement parts.