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How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Part of owning a car is dealing with the routine maintenance and adjustments that need to be done. It's important that you pay attention and are familiar with your vehicle so you can recognize when something is wrong, as well as making sure you get it serviced regularly. What Are Shock Absorbers? One of the parts of any vehicle that needs to be replaced once in a while is the shock absorbers. These are basically small oil pumps that help to absorb the shock of hitting bumps and uneven roads as you are driving, so the people in the car don't get jostled. The shock absorbers control the amount of fluid in the piston to ease the abruptness of the motion when the car hits a dip or bump. How Long Do They Last? Most shock absorbers will last for approximately 50,000 miles, although this is an estimate and can vary by the vehicle, and even the driver. If you frequently travel rough terrain or have a habit of driving without braking when needed, your shock absorbers will not last a ... read more

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