Shock and Strut Replacement Beatrice NE

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Heartland Motors
(402) 228-7011
3801 N 6th Street, # 1
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

Autozone
(402) 223-4111
2220 N 6th St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Auto Parts

Johnnys Welding Shop
(402) 223-2384
1901 S 6th Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Parts

Wal-Mart Supercenter
(402) 228-4794
3620 N 6th St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Beatrice Iron and Metal
(402) 223-5238
300 Market Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

T O Haas Tire
(402) 223-2352
1800 N 6th St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(402) 228-3488
612 Bell St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Fitzwater Auto Repair and Sales
(402) 228-0545
17619 US Highway 77
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

Diamond T Truck and Trailer Inc
(402) 223-5500
18606 Us Highway 77
Beatrice, NE
Services
Trailer Repair,Auto Registration Tags and Titles

South Side Sales and Service
(402) 228-9261
1803 South 8th Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Parts,Truck Detailing

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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