When you're driving, your ride comfort depends on the quality of the factory shocks or struts in your Nissan vehicle. They serve the same purpose but differ in that struts are an integral part of the vehicle's suspension and steering systems. Shocks are an independent part.
How Shocks and Struts Work
Both shocks and struts control the activity of the suspension system's springs. When they're working as they should, they reduce the amount of body roll your vehicle experiences during turns and curves. They also keep your wheels aligned, which provides maximum grip for your tires. You enjoy superior handling and braking, making for a more assured, controlled driving experience.
Warning Signs of Bad Shocks or Struts
Regularly driving on rough roads can eventually cause your shocks or struts to begin to fail. Check yours if you experience any of the following:
- A bumpier ride than usual
- You pull to one side when you brake
- Your suspension bottoms out when you back out of your driveway
- You notice a greasy film on the shocks or struts
It's uncomfortable when you drive on bad shocks or struts. More importantly, it's also unsafe. Fortunately, you usually have time to resolve the issue when you first notice problems. If your shocks or struts need repair, make sure to use the high-quality Nissan parts that are guaranteed to fit your model. You can find them right here in our online auto parts catalog. Order today and we'll have them shipped to you in no time at all.
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