Shock and Strut Replacement Alexandria LA

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Despino''s Tire Service
(318) 445-4561
3011 S Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Price Auto Electric
(318) 445-6271
1601 Metro Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Kyle''s Collision Center
(318) 442-1804
1423 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
Services
Auto Body

Area Wholesale Tire Co Inc
(318) 487-1557
1116 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(318) 473-9901
4107 Parliament Dr
Alexandria, LA
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

D & J Tire Inc
(318) 442-9513
Mcarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

All Star Automotive Group
(318) 445-1486
5757 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

First Choice Transmissions
(318) 442-9895
2839 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Texaco Express Lube
(318) 484-3718
5115 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Halliburton Auto Clinic Inc
(318) 448-0192
5504 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Why do I Need the Shocks and Struts Replaced?

By Tom Torbjornsen   

I'm sure you've probably heard this before. "Your shocks and/or struts are blown and need replacing." Some astronomical price is quoted and you immediately ask yourself, "How important are these things -- do I really need to replace them?" These are good questions that deserve attention.

First of all, it is important to note that not all vehicles have both shocks and struts. Some have just struts and some vehicles have only shocks. Shocks are part of the overall suspension, and a strut is a complete suspension assembly.

The shocks and/or struts in your car perform two functions. They dampen spring oscillation, and secondly, they aid in ride control. The springs in your car actually absorb road shocks (not the shock absorbers). Surprised? The shock absorber's function is to dampen the bouncing spring. If you did not have shock absorbers to dampen the spring oscillations from road shock, your car would turn into a "bucking bronco" every time you hit a bump in the road, making it very difficult to handle and dangerous.

The shock absorbers in your car aid in ride control by keeping the car manageable during regular driving. They do this by keeping the tires down on the road and not allowing them to bounce after hitting a bump. This allows for ease of cornering and handling.

The symptoms:

  • Vehicle rolls or sways on turns
  • Front end dives when braking
  • Rear end squats when accelerating
  • Vehicle bounces or slides sideways on a winding, rough road
  • Vehicle "bottoms out" (with a thump) on bumps

    In addition, worn shocks and/or struts can accelerate the wear of your tires and suspension parts -- the ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints.

    Preventative checkups are the key to side-stepping the effects of worn shocks and/or struts. Have your technician check them every time you have an oil change.

    Things to look for:

    • Leaks on the housing
    • Dents on the shock or strut body
    • Worn rubber mounting bushings
    • P...

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