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Did you know that Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, was such a close friend of Thomas Edison that he took a test tube of his final breaths while Edison was on his deathbed? Looks like they had a sort of strange friendship, seems like a picture wasn’t enough for Mr. Ford. Ford vehicles are an enduring American tradition. The Ford F-150 has been America’s top selling vehicle for the last 30 years! You have had Fords all your life and that is why you purchased your Ford Expedition. Not only does it have the ample space you need but it also provides you with a smooth ride quality that makes it enjoyable to drive. You can thank your Ford Shock absorber for that ride quality. Let’s take a look at what Ford shocks do.
The Ford shock absorber is going to be part of your suspension system, which improves your ride quality and also takes the brunt of all the bumps on the road that you encounter. The Ford shock absorber is a mechanical or hydraulic device used to absorb and dampen shock impulses. This is done by converting kinetic energy of the shock into thermal energy, typically, which then gets dissipated. Besides being designed to absorb or dampen the compression and rebound of the springs and suspension, it also controls any unwanted and excess spring motion, and keeps your Expedition’s tires in contact with the road at all times.
You now know that a Ford shock absorber plays a very important part in your suspension system. Your Expedition most likely comes with a Ford shock and strut set. Many vehicles tend to have struts in the front and shock absorbers in the back. Or they may just come with either shocks or struts. So when it comes time for that Ford replacement shock absorber you want to look for the warning signs. One of the most common Ford shock absorber problems is when it starts leaking. Since the Ford shock absorber is filled with oil it is important that it maintains its oil level to keep functioning properly. Other signs of bad Ford shock absorbers are:
- Excessive bounciness or knocking when driving over bumps
- Car swinging up and down a lot, a bounce test can determine how well the shock absorber is doing
- Car dipping in the front or swerving when braking
- Vibrations felt through the steering wheel
- Longer stopping distance
- Uneven tire wear
It is important to get your Ford shocks replaced so that no further damage is done to your suspension system. While Ford shock absorbers typically last a long time, if you see any of the above warning signs get them checked out. We are here to help you with all your Ford replacement shock absorber needs. Whether you need a Ford shock and strut set or simple just the Ford shock absorber then we have it all. Contact us today for guaranteed to fit Ford shocks at low prices!