Shock and Strut Replacement Bismarck ND

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Eggers Electric Motor CO
(701) 223-6500
108 N Mandan Street
Bismarck, ND
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Electric Motors, Large

Arrowhead Tesoro
(701) 223-9489
220 E Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Services
Brake Repair,Retail Tire,Gas Stations

Johnsen Trailer Sales Inc
(701) 255-0480
2100 Industrial Drive
Bismarck, ND
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Metro Collision Center Inc
(701) 222-8952
3148 E Thayer Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Services
Auto Body Repair

Dakotaland Autoglass
(701) 223-9117
3506 E Divide Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Duanes Body Shop Inc.
(701) 223-4924
1107 South 18th Street
Bismarck, ND
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sears Auto Center
(701) 214-4669
2700 State Street
Bismarck, ND
Services
Audio and Video Installation

North Country Trucks & Parts Inc
(701) 258-0734
1660 Industrial Dr
Bismarck, ND
Services
Automotive Transmission

Capital RV Center Inc
(701) 255-7878
1900 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND
Services
RV and Camper Repair

B and J Tesoro Service
(701) 223-5434
406 N 6th Street
Bismarck, ND
Services
Car Detailing,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

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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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