How Do I Tell If My Porsche Shock Absorbers Are About To Fail?

There is no doubt at all you enjoy the driving experience Porsche gives you each time you get behind the wheels. Part of the reason this happens has a lot to do with the shock absorbers your Porsche uses. But like you are about to find out, shocks can sometimes fail. This should not worry you at all because for starters, shocks are always in use. As such, they wear out with time. Then there is also the fact that there are always telltale signs before shocks fail. Here’s how to know they are about to fail and what to do next.

Uneven Wear On Tires

This happens solely because shocks help in keeping the tires on the ground. It therefore makes sense that failing or faulty shock absorbers have a hard time letting treads rub away evenly. Make no mistake though. This is by far or one of the most vital red flags you will get. Change the absorbers if the tires do not stay firmly on the ground because of faulty absorbers, your safety will be greatly compromised.  Be sure to also change the patchy worn out tires. Then while at it, always remember that patchy worn out spots on your Porsche tires increase the risk of both hydroplaning and a sudden flat.

Strong Vibrations While Driving

This is yet another red flag you need to worry about. It gets more serious if you can feel the vibrations through the steering wheel. This happens when the fluid inside the piston seal or the valve leaks and causes a serious overreaction with each tiny bump you drive over. Take immediate action solely because the shaking and the vibration tend to worsen as you accelerate. This can easily mean losing control of the car.

Nose Diving After Braking

It is a serious problem because it can make you lose control of the car. It is especially dangerous in wet weather conditions. The nose dive happens when the fluid in the piston or valve leaks through the seal. This means that even the slightest pressure on brakes will cause extreme piston movement in the cylinder. There is no other solution here other than replacing the worn out absorbers.

Rattling And Rocking Sound

Do not ignore any form of unusual noise that comes from the tires each time you drive. More often than not, the noise signifies a problem with lubrication, a faulty inner CV joint, worn out bearing and in some cases, failing absorbers. All these problems are enough to get you worried. But like any Porsche expert will tell you, taking action before things get out hand always proves to be the main difference between costly repairs and minor repairs that won’t force you to spend more than necessary. Take your car for inspection if driving on rough and uneven surfaces feels like a tremor or an earthquake. The rattling and shaking may seem like something you can ignore for a while. Do note though, that massive rattling and shaking always put pressure on other vital components. This will force you to spend on repairs that you would have otherwise avoided with timely replacement of worn out absorbers.