Strut Repair Service
Struts are a structural part of your suspension system and must be in place and working in order for the vehicle to run. Unlike shocks, struts do support the weight of a vehicle. They are also needed to maintain alignment of your car, making them essential to steering and movement as well as elimination of bounce. If your vehicle did not have struts, you would be unable to steer, and the tires could potentially fall flat on the ground. Clearly, struts should be in good condition to have better control and maneuverability.
What's the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?
Shocks and struts are part of a vehicle's suspension that work to dampen the effect of the springs that absorb the shock from road surfaces.
When a shock absorber and strut assembly is worn, the vehicle is more prone to bounce when it encounters rough road surfaces. This can have an impact on vehicle handling.
What is the Strut Assembly?
The strut assembly, an essential part of your car's suspension system, is attached to the front wheels and is used to absorb road shock, providing a smooth ride. Most cars made after 1995 have strut assemblies in the front suspension. Faulty or damaged struts affect the ride comfort as well as the braking effectiveness.
Indications of Wear & Tear on Struts
There are many other obvious signs that point to the necessity to replace shocks and struts, including:
- The car bottoming out
- Plunging forward on stops
- The feel of rocking and rolling when driving around corners
- Premature tire tread wear
- Fluid leakage
- An overall bumpier ride
Strut Replacement Visual Observation Symptoms
- Vehicle tires are unevenly worn or show abnormally flat areas
- Shocks or struts show signs of fluid leakage
- Shock or strut bodies are dented or otherwise physically damaged
- Bushings or mounts are broken, corroded or otherwise damaged
When Should You Replace Struts?
While every vehicle is different, most technicians recommend having your car;s struts inspected at the first sign of potential wear or every 50,000 to 60,000 miles. After fully inspecting your vehicle, the technician will recommend the best course of action for any necessary repairs.
Professional Thorough Inspection
When replacing worn struts, our technicians will restore your car to a smoother ride. You'll also immediately notice improved control, better stability and shorter braking distances while you're behind the wheel.