Your shocks wear out way too quickly.
Carrying heavy loads will wear your shocks down faster than you might realise. If your shocks are worn down, you shouldn’t drive on them anyway…let alone continue hauling heavy cargo.
How do I know? To see if your shocks are worn down, there’s a couple of tests you can do.
- The driveway shock test: Push down hard on each corner of the vehicle. If the vehicle continues to bounce (more than once) after you release a corner, it means your shocks may be shot.
- The (recommended) expert test: A qualified mechanic can get your car up on a lift and look for all kinds of worn-shock symptoms. They can look for leaks, find signs of wear and tear, and check for basic physical damage like dents and scrapes.