Symptoms for a bad strut, also known as a shock or damper, are oil on the strut, noises from one corner of the car and possible problems with the car handling on bumpy roads. The struts keep the tires on the road, even o... More »

Symptoms of bad car shocks or struts include an uncomfortably bouncy ride, nose dives and the back of the car dipping or squatting. Bad shocks or struts may cause unusual wear on the tires, and wet or oily leakage on the... More »

When the shocks or struts need replacing on a car, the car may exhibit excessive bouncing, vehicle sway or even fluid leaking. It is important for your safety and others on the road to identify if your shocks are failing... More »

A damper on a car is also known as a shock absorber. Without a dampening structure, the car spring extends and releases the energy it absorbs from a pot hole or bump at an uncontrolled rate. This means the spring would b... More »

The most common signs of a bad car battery include the vehicle backfiring, dimming of headlights while driving, problems with electrical systems in the car and the vehicle not starting. These issues arise at any time. It... More »

Three common symptoms of a failing timing belt include rattling noises occurring from the front of the engine, retarded ignition timing and plastic chunks found inside the oil pan. A failing timing belt should be quickly... More »

Some of the symptoms of a bad motor mount include breaking of the mount, thumping noises and stressed components such as wiring connectors, heater and radiator hoses and the exhaust system. In a rear-wheel-drive applicat... More »