When to replace shock absorbers

Shock absorbers gradually lose their effectiveness as they log kilometers and years.
Of course, this depends on your car's specifications, the environment in which you drive your car, and how you drive. Here's our advice on checks and replacement intervals based on a range of symptoms you may notice.

Are the shock absorbers on your car OK?

Shock absorber replacement index

You may need to replace the shock absorbers very soon if any of the following applies:

  • You often drive on highways, mountain roads, or rough roads (including rough paved roads), or you live in a snowy region.
  • More than five years have passed since you first registered your car.
  • Your car has accumulated more than 50,000 kilometers.
  • The tires and brake pads on your car wear faster than the average.

Have your shock absorbers checked.

Recommendation: Around 50,000 km

Shock absorber replacement index

If you notice one or more of the following symptoms, the shock absorbers may need to be replaced:

  • Your car swerves violently from time to time and feels unstable.
  • Your car sometimes steers to the right or left.
  • The tires wear unevenly or faster than before.
  • You're more fatigued than before after long drives. You need to make more steering corrections to keep your car moving in the right direction.

The shock absorber is nearing the end of the replacement interval. The next mandatory government inspection or regular inspection might be the perfect opportunity to replace them.

Recommendation: Replace either the tires or the brake pads on your car twice or more.

>Shock absorber replacement index

You must replace the shock absorber on your car as soon as possible if any of the following is true:

  • The main body of the shock absorber is damaged.
  • The shock absorber has an oil leak.
  • The dust boot or bushing is damaged or has collapsed.

If any of these faults is present, your car will not pass mandatory government inspections.

for Safety

Your car's shock absorbers are vital safety components that protect the safety of those who matter the most to you. We recommend early replacement.