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Shocks and struts promote a smooth ride by helping to hold your vehicle's tires to the road. Worn out shocks and struts can be as hazardous as driving with bald tires or faulty brakes. It is a good idea to have your shocks and struts checked once a year. Replacement is typically needed every 50,000 miles, or whenever your vehicle manufacturer manual recommends.
Symptoms your shocks and struts may need service:
- Strange sounds from shocks and struts such as clunking or squeaking while vehicle is in motion
- Excessive vibration in steering wheel
- Noticeable bounce when stopping vehicle
- Uneven or unusual tire wear
Our expert technicians will:
- Inspect shocks and struts for problems
- Remove and replace worn shocks and struts when needed
Having your shocks and struts regularly checked by our professionals will help you to avoid costly damage to your vehicle and tires. We will provide a complete inspection and when necessary provide replacement shocks and struts of the highest quality. Contact us today to set an appointment.
Why is it necessary to replace shocks and struts?
While many vehicles have both shocks and struts, some have only struts, and others have only shocks. A strut is a complete suspension assembly. Shocks are part of the overall suspension. The two basic functions performed by shocks and struts include aiding in ride control and dampening spring oscillation. This keeps the vehicle from bucking every time it meets a bump in the road. The replacement of shocks and struts not only preserves vehicle performance, it will prevent the wear of your tires and suspension parts, including the ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints.
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