But, thanks to a few of our loyal, time-killing Facebook friends, we've learned a few rather unconventional signs and symptoms, too. And yes, we've already passed them along to Tom and Ray for use at the garage. (They can use all the help they can get!)
Here are our favorite suggestions. Share yours in the comments below!
Top Signs You Might Need New Shocks:
“Your dash-mounted hula dancer puts in for worker’s comp.” --Steve D.
"Your roommate asks if he can “tumble dry” on the way home to save money at the laundromat.” -- Paul R.
Jamie R. says you know it’s bad when, “007 asks you to make him a martini.” (Sorry, Jamie, but it looks like this idea is already taken!)
And here’s a sign from Jenifer A. that has us wondering whether worn out shocks are such a bad thing after all:
“Your groceries go into the car containing a quart of cream... and come out containing freshly-churned butter!"
Got suggestions of your own? Hit us with your best in the comments below.