As a car owner, there are various components of your vehicle that you may not be familiar with. With so many moving parts working in unison to provide a pleasurable driving experience, it can be difficult to understand every little component. A component that you should get more familiar with is your shock absorbers. Shock absorbers play a vital role in how your vehicle handles, stops and rides at all times. Today, we are going to look at what a shock absorber is, how to tell if yours are bad, and how GSP can help you with a direct replacement, upgraded shock absorber.
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Shock absorbers are an important vehicle component, as they absorb the impact of bumps and dips in the road, helping to provide a smoother ride for passengers. They do this by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy, meaning that the energy is dissipated as heat and not felt by the driver or passengers. In short, shock absorbers help keep your car stable and prevent it from bottoming out when hitting a bump.
How Do I Know If My Shock Absorbers Are Bad?
One of the most common indicators that your vehicle’s shock absorbers are wearing out is if you notice excessive bouncing after hitting a bump in the road. Additionally, you may notice that your car takes longer to come to a stop or experiences slower handling response when turning corners or going over bumps. Also, worn shock absorbers can cause uneven tire wear or a faster rate of tire wear due to the reduced dampening effect on the tires.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Bad Shock Absorber?
The cost of replacing bad shock absorbers will vary, depending on your vehicle’s make and model. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $200-$500 per shock absorber replacement at your local mechanic shop. Of course, labor costs will vary depending on the complexity of the job and the type of shop you take it to. You can save a lot of money by purchasing a direct replacement GSP shock absorber and installing it yourself if you have the mechanical skills to do so.
Direct Replacement Vs Upgraded Shock Absorbers
There are two main types of shocks available - direct replacements for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts and upgraded versions with enhanced performance capabilities such as adjustable dampening force settings. Direct replacement shock absorbers are usually cheaper than upgraded shocks but offer no additional performance benefits. However, they usually require no modification and give your vehicle a factory-like feel. Upgraded shocks will have greater performance capabilities due to the features such as adjustable dampening force settings which allow drivers to tailor the shock to their driving style.
GSP’s High-Quality, Premium Shock Absorbers
GSP Latin America offers high-quality, direct-replacement, premium shock absorbers to give your vehicle a better-than-factory ride quality. Designed to OE specifications, our shock absorbers offer a factory-like fit with upgraded components.
Fitment - Designed to OE specifications with performance and ride quality in mind to ensure fitment right out of the box.
Quality & Stability - Shock Absorbers are submitted to stability and endurance tests to ensure OE quality and performance
Durability - GSP’S dual-layered, chrome-finished piston rods provide superior corrosion resistance guaranteeing maximum seal life in even the most extreme environments.
Premium Materials - All GSP shock absorber components are heat treated to the highest standards to provide premium strength, increase tensile, and extended service life.