Mercedes Benz Shock and Strut Set Parts
Your Mercedes-Benz is the epitome of luxury. Being one of the most recognized and best selling brands in the world comes with its own distinction. Mercedes-Benz’s slogan is “The best or nothing” a slogan you as a Mercedes-Benz owner can surely relate to. You take care of your Mercedes-Benz so you can keep it in the optimal condition it deserves. Say one day you are driving over a speed bump and you notice that after you go over the speed bump your Mercedes-Benz keeps bouncing like a pogo stick. You wonder what that could be since your Mercedes-Benz has never done this. Unfortunately, this is a sign that there may be something wrong with you Mercedes-Benz shock and struts and may indicate you’ll need to get a Mercedes-Benz shock and strut kit.
Continuous bouncing after going over bumps will not be the only signal your damaged Mercedes-Benz will give you. Tire cupping occurs when your tires literally bounce up and down as you drive. Each time your tire hits the ground; bits of rubber can get scraped off. This can lead to uneven tread damage on your tires. Another sign of damage that occurs is fluid leaks. Inside your Mercedes-Benz shock and strut is a piston and hydraulic fluid. When you drive over a bump or rough stretch of road, the Mercedes shocks and struts compress. This causes the piston to push against the hydraulic fluid. Sometimes that fluid can leak out of the shock or strut. While some leakage is normal the leakage you need to look for will make most of your shock or strut look wet and oily. This may be a good time to look into getting a Mercedes-Benz shock and strut kit.
You may ask yourself: why are shocks and struts so important for my Mercedes- Benz? Fear not, for we have your answer. First off, let us look at what each part of your Mercedes-Benz shocks and struts are doing. Your Mercedes struts are a structural part of the suspension system. The struts are what suspend the body and frame of your Mercedes above the wheels. All of the weight of your Mercedes rests on your struts, which then transfers the weight to the wheels through several other components. Mercedes struts allow a place to mount the coil spring. The spring maintains the height of the vehicle so your Mercedes doesn’t turn into a low rider.
Your Mercedes shock’s main task is to keep your car from bouncing and give your Mercedes better handling. The shocks will be absorbing the shock of an uneven road before it reaches the body of your Mercedes. Your Mercedes shocks take most of the force of a bump being transmitted to the body of the vehicle via the spring by taking most of the force and using it up themselves. The force is strong in those Mercedes shocks. You can rest assured the dark side will not get to you.
Your Mercedes will need replacement shock and struts if your Mercedes has gone through a lot of wear and tear, if the car shows signs of sagging, if you notice that your once smooth ride is no longer the same, if you are hearing loud noises when turning or bumps, and a lot of steering pull. So don’t delay getting your Mercedes replacement shock and strut kit before the damage becomes worse.