How long do car shocks or truck shocks last?

How long do car shocks or truck shocks last?

How long do car shocks or truck shocks last? If you are like most people, the shocks in your car or truck are last thing you think of when it comes to car repair or automotive repair maintenance of any kind. At Paradise Auto, we specialize in auto repair and are experts at diagnosing and informing our customers whether the shocks in your car or truck need to be replaced or not. Paradise Auto repair and truck repair center is a honest, family owned business located on San Marcos Blvd in San Marcos Ca. Known as the twelve dollar oil change guy,  Charlie, the owner, wants all his customers to get the best price on all their auto repairs or truck repairs. To ensure the customers of Paradise Auto have their cars are running at tip top performance, Charlie will let you have a 3 oil changes for only $12 each plus waste disposal. The filter is included. Back to our question about how long should the shocks last in your car or truck? Your car or truck suspension has shock absorbers to help soften the ride. One of the best ways to tell if your shocks need to be replaced is to drive over a dip at the posted speed limit and see if your car bottoms out. Depending on which type of shock absorbers you have on your car, it could be one of two things, you may need to have the charged up with air or perhaps even replaced. There are gas charged shocks for cars and trucks and there are conventional shocks for both cars and trucks....
Wet Weather Driving Tips

Wet Weather Driving Tips

Wet Weather Driving Tips The first rule when driving in the rain is to slow down. There are several reasons for this: first, it takes longer for your car to stop in the rain. Second, you can’t see as far in front of you. Third, the chance of hydroplaning or skidding goes up dramatically. At 50 mph or more, your tires can lose all contact with the road and then your vehicle will be riding on water. When the weather has been nice for a while and then the rain comes, this is when it is most dangerous. When the raindrops first hit the pavement, it mixes with the dirt and oil on the road, sometimes making it as slippery as driving on ice. This happened to me twice in my life and I will never forget them. First, when I was a child in the passenger’s seat of my Aunt Virginia’s car, she was stopped at a red light and was making a left hand turn. The light turned green and we slowly started moving and turning left. As soon as the wheel turned left, the back end slid out and we were traveling sideways down the street, only to have my aunt over correct the steering in a panic and we fishtailed the other direction. Finally, we came to a stop and all the cars around us just stopped and watched us spin out. Luckily, nobody was hurt and nothing was damaged, but you can imagine the image it left in my head. Here we are, 37 years later and I remember that day like it was...