Honda Shock Absorber Buyer's Guide

Is it time to buy new shock absorbers? Here’s a summary of everything you need to know about how:

  • Shock absorbers work.
  • To recognize the signs of a failing shock.
  • To buy good new shocks.
  • To install new shocks.

Honda shocks

What Is a Shock Absorber and Why Is It Important?

If you look behind one of your wheels, you’ll find a shock absorber. It is a tube-shaped hydraulic piston meant to help keep the tires firmly planted on the ground during a bumpy ride. Without shocks, your vehicle would be bouncing all over the place without much traction. The ride would be dangerous and uncomfortable for you and your passengers. Read more here about what a shock absorber is and how it works.

How to Diagnose a Failing Shock Absorber

It’s easy to detect the symptoms of a failing shock absorber (increased body lean in corners, a nose dive when braking hard, etc). It’s even easier to confirm your suspicions. You don't even need a car lift or fancy tools. All you need to do is to bounce your car, and you can learn how to do it correctly here.

Are OE Shocks Better Than Aftermarket Shocks?

The answer to this question is, yes, OE shocks are better than aftermarket shocks. They’re a much safer bet. They offer guaranteed quality and fitment, are more affordable in the long run, and are covered by Honda’s extensive factory warranty. When you replace your shocks, you want to make sure that you do it right to avoid any further problems with your shocks in the near future. This article goes into more detail about how OE shocks are a better and safer buy than aftermarket shocks.

How to Replace Your Honda's Shock Absorbers

If you’re up for a DIY project and if you need to replace your shock absorbers, this easy tutorial is just what you need. It’s quite an easy project that requires minimal preparation and about an hour’s worth of work.

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