Shocks/Struts Worn

Q: When I am driving and hit a small bump the car begins to bounce unsteadily. I actually have to slow up to control the bounce. What would cause this?

A: The shocks and/or struts on the vehicle may need replacing. Shocks are used on some vehicles, others use struts, while some vehicles use struts in the front and shocks in the rear. Shocks and struts are part of the car’s suspension system designed to absorb bumps, keep the tires contacting the road, and stabilize the car in corners. Worn shocks and struts can cause a hazardous driving situation.