Ford F-350 Super Duty Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly
How to Keep Your Ford F-350 Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly in Excellent Condition
The secret to better suspension performance isn't just an upgrade but also proper upkeep of all the components making it up. Even if you have enough budget to cover your desired Ford F-350 shock absorber and strut assembly upgrade, that will just be good while all its components are new. If you won't take good care of your new assembly, it won't be long until it will break down again and necessitate replacement. You don't want to shell out that much again and again, right? So before you decide to spend big time for a suspension upgrade, make sure first that you know how to properly maintain it. Below are some helpful tips on how you can maintain the strut and shock assembly of your Ford truck:
- Always replace your shocks and struts in pairs.
When your manual says that it's now time for a new shock and strut assembly, see to it that you'll have them replaced in pairs to ensure balanced performance. You see, those F-350 shock absorbers were of the same type and of the same brand, and sure enough, they were installed in your truck at the same time, so they have also dealt with the same types of terrain. It's just so happen that one of them just gave up faster than the other. Surely, it won't be long until the other one breaks down. So if you don't want to compromise your driving comfort and safety, replace both of your shocks and struts at the same time.
- Conduct regular inspection of your shocks.
While it doesn't look like an easy task considering the location of the suspension system, you have to do it if you want to keep your shocks working well for the years to come. Consult your owner's manual as it could tell you the right way to inspect the shocks as well as the recommended inspection intervals. You can get more service years out of your Ford F-350's shock and strut assembly if you'll stick to the manufacturer's suggested schedule. But if you frequently drive on difficult terrains every day, then you may need to have your shocks checked and serviced more often. During your inspection, look for signs of damage like dents, cracks, and leaks, and if you find any, have it fixed the soonest possible time.