Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and tens of thousands of
miles, holding your tires' foot print on the road. Eventually components do wear out, but how long that
takes depends a lot on how you drive.
As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth ME highways, your vehicle shock absorbers will
last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Whitefield roads or hauling heavy loads. In
addition to just wearing out, upgraded shock suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by
a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle manufacturer recommends
periodic inspections. During a car inspection at Hardman's Auto Sales, your Whitefield service technician
will check for worn, broken or missing suspension parts. If the inspection reveals any problems, take care of
this important safety and handling work. When you replace your shocks, it's usually a good idea to replace
all four at the same time. That'll give you even handling at all four corners of the vehicle.
If you have special road handling needs like improved cornering or towing or hauling requirements
in Whitefield, your Hardman's Auto Sales service advisor can recommend an upgraded shock or
strut to get you what you want.
At Hardman's Auto Sales, we have been providing quality auto repair in Whitefield for 17 years.
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Hardman's Auto Sales
444 Wiscasset Road
Whitefield, ME zip code 04353