The performance of a shock absorber deteriorates gradually and imperceptibly over time, during which the driver unwittingly adapts his or her driving to compensate for the wear and worsening condition and handling. As with most parts of a car that are in constant use, shock absorbers are inevitably subject to wear and tear. The role of the shock absorber is to keep the car’s tires in permanent contact with the road, helping to provide optimum grip, when cornering and braking. Shock absorbers are part of the suspension, so if the shocks are worn, the vehicle’s ride and comfort is compromised. Immediate replacement is necessary to prevent further wear and tear to your car’s suspension system.