Infiniti I35 Shock Absorber
Troubleshooting Your Infiniti I35 Shock Absorber
Your Infiniti I35 shock absorber plays a large role in keeping your vehicle stable and steady while driving over bumpy roads. This is why it's highly important that you replace it once you see any signs of wear or failure. While bouncy rides and poor handling are known indicators of a failing shock absorber, there are other signs that this component is faulty. The good thing is that you can still identify these symptoms through a test drive and visual inspection.
The shock absorbers' main function is to provide a smooth ride throughout your drive. Using hydraulic technology, this component absorbs most of the bumps in the road. Without this, your Infiniti I35 would rock around on its springs and, in extreme cases, tip over. While driving, if you notice that your ride is rougher than usual, give your shocks a visual inspection as soon as possible because they might be worn out.
Because your shock absorbers help you maintain a smooth ride, they also make sure that you remain in control of your car, so long as they keep the tires on the ground and give you traction. However, if one shock absorber is worn or faulty, your vehicle would bounce too wildly on the coil springs. This leads to the tires pulling away from the road as you bounce upward. Give your car a feel while you're driving and turn left and right. If you feel that it doesn't respond immediately to your steering especially when you're on a bumpy road, this could indicate that your shocks are worn or faulty.
Uneven tire wear
It is inevitable for your tires to wear down over time. However, if you notice that one tire looks more worn than the others, then there must be something wrong with the shock absorber on that side. When the valves that control the oil in the shock absorber wears out, your car's road traction is reduced. This then leads to the tire connected to the faulty shock wearing out faster than the others. When inspecting the wheels, see if any of them have "bald patches," such as cuffing or scalloping folds.