Shock and Strut Replacement Altus OK

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Autozone
(580) 482-5595
1490 N Main St
Altus, OK
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Kirbys Wrecker Service
(580) 482-5380
1420 W Broadway Street
Altus, OK
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Smiths Firestone
(580) 477-0100
1025 Falcon Rd
Altus, OK
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Napa Caddel Auto Parts
(580) 782-2433
1402 N Louis Tittle Ave
Mangum, OK
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Techstar Auto
(405) 633-2930
5510 SW 11th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rowlands Auto & Transmission Repair
(580) 482-8266
407 S Main Street
Altus, OK
 
A-1 Transmission
(580) 482-6071
1904 East Broadway Street
Altus, OK
 
Tripp Automotive & Transmission
(580) 379-4445
1601 East Broadway Street
Altus, OK
 
AutoZone
(580) 482-5595
1490 N Main
Altus, OK
 
The Detailer
(918) 200-9975
9300 Broken Arrow Expressway
Tulsa, OK
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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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