Early one morning as I drove to work a large deer jumped in front of my speeding car. It allĀ happenedĀ so fast I didn’t have time to panic I just slammed on my brakes. He was so close I was amazed his hooves didn’t break my headlight.

Whether you live in rural or urban areas dodging deer and other wildlife will test your driving skills as well as your braking and steering systems.

Worn shocks and struts can allow too much weight transfer to the front wheels during braking, which could result in a measurable increase in stopping distance.

If my shocks and struts had been worn my brakes may not have been as effective. In a split second that can mean the difference between avoiding an accident or a totaled vehicle and serious injury.

Experts recommend replacing your shocks at 50,000 miles for better driving and vehicle safety. As part of our regular maintenance inspection we look at your shocks and struts at every visit. Routine inspection can catch a small problem before it turns into a major repair.

Written by Titan Auto & Tire