Last week, we ran an article on strut/shock assemblies, in which we describe a few ways to tell if your shocks or struts are bad.
Understanding how to spot signs of a bad or blown shock is important, because often a shock fails so slowly and gradually, you may never realize how bad it’s gotten.
And driving with a blown shock or strut can be pretty dangerous, as it may severely affect the way your car or truck handles—potentially causing a loss of vehicle control.
That’s why we really liked this video from the shock scientists at Gabriel. It’ll quickly show you several visual differences between a good shock and a bad shock. More importantly, it’ll help you spot potential warning signs early, giving you time to install new shocks or struts before these problems become more serious.
It’s less than a minute long and is packed with some good visuals, so check it out: