Most front-wheel drive cars now have a McPherson strut suspension system, which combines coil springs and shocks into one unit. Struts control spring and s uspension movement to keep tires in contact with the road. Struts cost more, but typically have a longer life than conventional shock absorbers. However, struts will also experience wear and many manufacturers recommend they are checked about once a year or so. Brake-O-Rama offers Automobile Struts Service NJ.

The key components in your car’s steering and suspension systems:

A. Shocks and/or struts
B. Steering Knuckle
C. Ball joints

D. Steeriing rack/box
E. Bearings, seals or hub units

F. Tie rod ends


Signs of bad shocks or struts or worn springs include a bouncy or uncomfortable ride, bottoming out, the front end of the vehicle diving or loss of control while making a sudden stop, the vehicle swerving more than normal while changing lanes, and a vehicle that sags in the front or the rear. If you’re experiencing any of these driving symptoms, bring your car or truck to Brake-O-Rama. We have convenient locations in New Jersey in Hudson County, Ocean County, Bergen County and Union County. Brake-O-Rama offers Automobile Balance Service in New Jersey.