Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck is bouncing

asked by on

It feels like the truck is going to bounce right off the tires. It's worse than riding a horse.

A: Sounds like you might need to replace your ...

Sounds like you might need to replace your shocks. Shock absorbers do exactly that, they absorb the shock of the road as you drive. They keep the vehicle from bouncing all over the road. When the shock absorbers go bad, the car is riding on the springs. It is in the nature of a spring to bounce, and without the shocks, it will continue to bounce as you go down the road. If this is not addressed, the bounce will start to ruin your tires wearing them sort of choppy. If this happens, they will start to make a loud road noise even after the shocks are repaired. Shocks should be replaced in pairs. A mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you determine what is causing this issue and replace your shock absorbers if needed.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: My car has a rough idle and water leaking from the tailpipe - 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the smoke is slightly white, it could be burning the fuel too cold. This is an issue with a cylinder misfiring and causing raw fuel to enter the exhaust pipe. Check all...

Q: I'm coasting 10 mph, my truck is in 3rd gear - should it miss 2nd completely & go to 1 when it finally stops?

Hi there. It seems that the Electronic Pressure Regulator Solenoid (EPRS) number 3 has failed or is dumping fluid back into the transmission pan. The EPRS pressure solenoids are designed to direct fluid to specific clutch packs. The EPRS solenoid...

Q: My car begins a bouncing sensation when braking at higher speeds

Any vibration felt only when the brakes are applied would typically be a brake pulsation. If the brake rotors are warped, you can feel a vibration in different forms depending on which rotors are the issue - front or rear....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.