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How to Test Shock Absorbers

How to Test Shock Absorbers

The suspension system is one of the most critical components of a vehicle, as it helps ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, and also helps maintain stability and control on the road. It's important to regularly check your vehicle's suspension system to make sure that it's functioning properly, and one way to do this is by performing a bounce test. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do the bounce test: Park your vehicle on a level surface and turn off the engine. Stand in front of your vehicle and gently press down on the hood. Release it and observe how the vehicle reacts. If the vehicle continues to bounce several times after you've released it, it's a sign that the suspension is worn out or damaged. Walk to the rear of your vehicle and repeat the same process, pressing down gently on the trunk. Observe how the vehicle reacts, and pay attention to any unusual bouncing or vibrations. Repeat the test on each corner of your vehicle, applying pressure to th ... read more

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