The shock absorber is a vital part of the vehicle suspension, its prime function is to keep your wheels in contact with the ground at all times by absorbing the energy from the coil spring. If your car is too tight, too stiff and too bouncy even or if you find that your car isn't handling as well as it should, hugging the road or taking corners easily then you could have a shock absorber problem. Shock absorbers together with dampeners, struts and springs are vital components of a car and they together, deliver a smooth ride. The shock absorbers are located close to the wheels and usually have the appearance of a large spring. Due to normal wear and tear, shock absorbers do eventually wear out and should be replaced by high quality shock absorbers.