We’ve said this before, but since a shock may wear gradually over several months (or even years), it’s easy to not even notice it’s happening. So every once in a while, it’s a good exercise to step back a bit and pay attention to any peculiar shakes and bounces while you’re driving. Better still, you should take some time to roll around underneath your car, truck, or SUV to make sure everything looks OK with your suspension—any suspicious looking wear or odd residue should be noted and addressed.
That’s why we liked this video from the suspension pros at Eibach. It’ll give you some handy tips to help you spot or diagnose a blown, bad shock.
And considering how important shock behavior is to your vehicle’s safety, particularly when it comes to handling and braking performance, it is really worth the watch. It’s only about three minutes long, so check it out: