Q: Shocks are broken

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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.

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