Thursday, February 4, 2016

Can a Shock or Strut Freeze?

In the dead of winter dozens of things can go wrong with your vehicle.  The obvious ones are the heating system or deflated tires or simply an overworked battery.  But how about your shocks and struts?  They are being subjected not only to the anomalies of the changing road conditions, but the harsh winter weather as well.

Have you heard a thumping sound coming from your driver’s side back wheel area?  It is entirely possible that an aging shock or strut has frozen up and will not operate at its normal efficiency.  You may not know this, but the oil in a shock or strut is very thin and can thicken in extremely cold weather rendering the shock very stiff until the weather warms up.

Do not ignore the well-being of your shocks and struts in the dead of winter in the Kansas City area.  The “bouncing” that you are feeling in your car is not good for it and NOT safe for you.  Make an appointment today to have your car’s shocks and struts checked where you trust all of your vehicle’s mechanical work Able Auto Service at 837 Osage Ave. in Kansas City KS.  Call us toll free at (877) 716-0776.

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