Q: When my car was new it handled great around corners. Now it seems to be swaying and I feel like I have less control. What could be causing this?
A: Shocks and struts are used to make a vehicle’s ride smooth and improve handling while driving. Shocks are used in conjunction with springs, whereas struts often combine the shock and spring into one unit. Your car will need new shocks or struts if fluid is leaking from them or your vehicle sways excessively around corners. Replace shocks and struts in pairs. Depending on the vehicle, you may need to have the wheels realigned after replacing the struts.