How To Check Car Shock Absorbers

How to check car shock absorbers

Car shock absorbers are one of the most important and indispensable parts of the car suspension system. This part is responsible for absorbing the forces acting on the vehicle through the hydraulic oil springs and springs, providing comfort and smoothness for the occupants of the car when traveling on the road.

However, after a long time of operation, car shock absorbers cannot avoid damage. So how to check the operation of the car shock absorber? And Thanh Phong Auto Find the answer in the article below.

Car shock absorbers
Car shock absorbers

Average Lifespan of Car Shock Absorbers

The average life of a car shock absorber depends on the type of vehicle as well as the movement of the vehicle. It corresponds to the distance that the vehicle travels, specifically:

For cars that often travel on bad roads such as mountain passes, roads with bad terrain such as many potholes - ducks, bends, bends, etc., the shock absorbers will have a long life. very low average. Normally it will work well between 48.000 and 64.000km, if exceeded the shock absorbers will become weaker.

For cars that often travel on flat, easy to go, not bumpy roads, the life of car shock absorbers can be up to 140.000km.

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Signs That Shock Absorbers Are Having Problems

  • The front end of the car jerked sharply when braking sharply.
  • The car is leaking oil and often makes strange noises.
  • The steering wheel has a strong vibration when driving at high speed.
  • Tires are worn unevenly.
  • The car shakes strongly when traveling on bad roads.

How To Check Car Shock Absorbers

1. View in front of the vehicle

To see the front part of the car, it is best to park on flat terrain, not rough, not a steep hill. If the height of the two front wheels is equal, there is no difference, then the shock absorber is still in good working order and not damaged, and vice versa.

In case the car owner knows the exact parameters of the vehicle, suspension system, then the standard parameter can be compared with the vehicle's height to check. If there's a difference between the height and the benchmark, it's possible that a part of the suspension or the shock absorber spring has been damaged.

Check car shock absorbers
Check car shock absorbers

2. Shock Absorption Test

Checking the damping is also one of the methods to help car owners know if the car's shock absorber is damaged or not?

It's very simple, just stand in front of the front of the car and use a strong force to press the front of the car down, if the car has a poor bounce or doesn't bounce back like before, it means the shock absorber has been damaged. . Or you can also use your knee to rest on the bumper hardware to test the bounce.'

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3. Checking the Shock Absorber and Springs

Car shock absorbers always have to work with great frequency, especially when the car often has to move on bad and rough roads. This is also one of the reasons why springs and shock absorber of the shock absorber no longer has good elasticity, even damaged or broken.

Check springs and shock absorbers
Check springs and shock absorbers

If hydraulic oil is found to be leaking to the outside, it means that the seals of the springs and springs have been damaged. This causes the car's shock absorbers to no longer function properly. This oil leak phenomenon can be completely observed with the naked eye. At this time, it is necessary to bring the car to the garage for repair or replacement to ensure safety when moving.

Above are some how to check car shock absorbers that Thanh Phong Auto just shared. We hope that through these content you will get more useful information. However, to ensure safety as well as make sure that the car shock absorber is always in good working order, you should bring your car to the garage for periodic inspection.

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