We’ve been going on and on here on the website about the dangers of driving a car with bad shock absorbers. You could end up causing an accident, hurting yourself, your passengers or someone else in traffic. We keep repeating this because we feel that it is kinda important for people to know the risk they put themselves when using a car with problematic shock absorbers. There is another factor that might motivate you to go and fix your shoddy shock absorbers, the damage that they can do to rest of the car if unfixed.
Car damage caused by faulty shock absorbers
If appeals to personal safety won’t work on you, maybe appeals to saving money in your wallet will. Driving a car with worn out shock absorbers might save you money in the short term, money that you don’t spend on new shock absorbers, but you will lose out on money in the long term, because those worn out shock absorbers will cause further damage to your car if you keep driving without fixing the issue in time.
Shock absorbers are in your car for a reason. They’re not there just so that you can drive more comfortably, but rather they play a vital role in protecting things like the suspension, ball joints and wheel hubs by, well by absorbing shocks. Without a functioning shock absorber shock of hitting a bump on the road will be distributed to other parts of the vehicle, more expensive parts to replace. That’s why we urge everyone to fix faulty shock absorbers in time. If not for your safety, then at least for the safety of your wallet. You can find a nice write up on Tenneco, how up to 25% of road vehicles have worn out shock absorbers. Don’t be in that statistic, visit us if you love yourself, and your wallet, 🙂 .