Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
The shock manufacturers have been marketing a 50,000 mile replacement interval as a best practice in the aftermarket repair industry for several years.

It is probably reasonable and based on some actual data, but the real reason is that other than being totally worn out, no one really notices the gradual decline in performance.

At their peak performance, shocks can improve handling and reduce stopping distances, so I would suggest that you would probably benefit from new shocks at 80k
Print the post  


Beware Flood-Damaged Cars
Know what you are getting, don't get stuck with a Katrina victim. Check these links before you buy.
Disclaimer - Please Read
A message about professional advice.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.