Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Shocks are broken

asked by on

I believe the shocks are broken. How would I know for sure?

The vehicle should be raised by an automotive lift or jack, and visually inspected with a light, pliers, and pry bars. I recommend having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, run a diagnostic inspection of your suspension system, and recommend the best path to repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driver side rear shock is leaking oil the set only has about 2500 miles on them? they are coil over shocks.

Hello. A shock is not always bad, but if you see some residue oil leaking from the shock then it may not be functioning fully. If you see a really wet and dripping shock, then it should be replaced. The...

Q: 89 Chevy 1500 Silverado stalls

First thing you'd want to do is try my video "how to fix the car that idles poorly." A lot of times, just taking the air intake off and cleaning the throttle body will keep it from doing that. If...

Q: Car cranks but won't start.

Check the main fuse to the engine and see if its burned. If the fuse is good, then check the wiring under the dashboard and see if there is anything loose or damaged. A loose or damaged wire will cause...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...