Shock and Strut Replacement Butte MT

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J and C Body Shop
(406) 494-4041, 001-2004
3600 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Butori Collision Center
(406) 494-9234, 001-2004
1811 Four Mile Road
Butte, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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AL and Rays Body and Paint Shop
(406) 782-9910
903 W Porphyry Street
Butte, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

Lisac''s Tire
(406) 782-4294
2109 Yale Ave
Butte, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

J and C Body Shop
(406) 494-4041
3600 Harrison Avenue, # A
Butte, MT
Services
Alignment Repair,Auto Body Repair

Yates' Body Shop, Inc.
(406) 494-8076, 001-2004
3555 Paxson Avenue
Butte, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Interstate Body Shop
(406) 782-4693, 001-2004
540 South Main Street
Butte, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Car Tune Automotive Service
(406) 782-8863
700 S Montana Street
Butte, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Butte Auto Parts
(888) 582-4043
1074 GRIZZLY TRL
Butte, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

Rocker Repair and Tire
(406) 723-1117
1100 Grizzly Trail
Butte, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

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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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