Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Are there other parts that need to be replaced when installing new a strut assembly and shock absorbers?
Answer: When replacing the Honda Accord's struts and shock absorbers, it's recommended to have the "jounce bumper","dust boot",bearings, mounting plates, and bolts replaced. These parts are designed to protect the car's strut assembly and shock absorbers. It's the best way to make sure that the new parts will be protected from any form of damage.
How long does the Honda Accord's strut assembly and shock absorbers last?
Answer: Ideally, OEM gas-charged shock absorbers and struts degrade measurably by 50,000 miles. Depending on the road conditions, the strut assembly and shock absorber may compress and extend several hundred times per mile on a rough road, or several times per mile on a smooth road. Other factors that affect the strut and shock absorbers' life range from tire or wheel modifications, the car's load, driving habits, and weather conditions. Have the strut assembly and shock absorbers inspected annually or every 12,000 miles.
Is there a difference between a shock absorber and a strut assembly?
Answer: Struts and shock absorbers have similar functions, and they control excessive spring motion. Shock absorbers absorb any larger-than-average bumps while driving, and keep the car's wheels on the road. Struts on the other hand, work hand-in-hand with the shock absorbers to provide structural support for the Accord's suspension. The strut assembly basically supports the car's weight.
What are the recommended types of shock absorbers for the Honda Accord?
Answer: Since the Honda Accord is designed to give a comfortable and luxurious ride, a set of multi-stage valving shocks is recommended. These shock absorbers are designed to automatically adjust to any type of road condition. Multi-stage valving shocks stay silky smooth on paved routes and gets stiff when driving through potholes.