What is a car air shock replacement?
Air shocks are part of a vehicle’s air suspension system, which is powered by an electric compressor. They adjust the height of your vehicle as you ride and help you turn corners with greater ease.
Air shocks use inflatable airbags to keep your car supported and riding smoothly. As you drive, the pump or compressor will work together with multiple sensors to promptly react and adjust to changing conditions.
Air shocks tend to last longer than older gas-powered ones. However, over time, the system’s airbags will still inevitably degrade and need replacement, which a mechanic can take care of for you.
How to replace car air shocks
Here are some steps a mechanic will take to replace your car’s air shocks:
- Inspect air shocks
- Remove air shocks, if faulty
- Install new air shocks
- Test air shocks
- Test drive vehicle to ensure new air shocks are in good working order
When do I need to replace my car’s air shocks?
The following are some signs your car’s air shocks may be failing:
- Car becomes more difficult to handle
- Compressor runs more frequently
- Car bounces or sags more when you drive
- Shocks begin leaking oil
- Leaning or dipping when braking or accelerating
- Strange tire tread patterns due to vehicle’s uneven balance
- Clunking noises from suspension
- Steering difficulties
While air shocks tend to last longer than gas shocks, they’ll inevitably need to be replaced at some point. Some recommend replacing air shocks every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, but when that is depends on how much wear and tear your vehicle goes through.
This is why air shocks are something that should be checked during a standard car maintenance check-up.
If your car’s air shocks are failing, you’ll want to replace them as soon as you can, because it will make your vehicle more difficult to handle and increase your risk of getting into an accident.
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