Shock and Strut Replacement Bluefield WV

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Estep Tire & Auto Center Inc
(304) 325-9134
716 Bluefield Ave
Bluefield, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Auto Center
(304) 327-2790
Mercer County Mall
Bluefield, WV
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
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Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17
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Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17

Blake''s Tire Service
(304) 325-8718
2900 Bluefield Ave
Bluefield, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Kitts Tire Service
(304) 425-4249
324 Ingleside
Bluefield, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Underwoods Transmission
(304) 589-6678
RR 52
Bluefield, WV
 
Appalachian Tire Products Inc
(304) 327-8112
214 Princeton Ave
Bluefield, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bluefield Retreading & Vulcanizing Co Inc
(304) 325-6123
1030 Bland St
Bluefield, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Autozone
(304) 324-8281
711 Bluefield Ave
Bluefield, WV
Services
Auto Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(304) 325-9600
2409 Bluefield Ave
Bluefield, WV
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Sears Roebuck and Co
(304) 327-2790
Mercer County Mall
Bluefield, WV
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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