Shock and Strut Replacement Caldwell ID

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Hopper Electric Service Inc
(208) 466-2611
912 2nd Street South
Nampa, ID
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Generator Parts Service & Repair, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Electric Motors, New & Used Motors

Phil's Auto Repair
(208) 459-1614
3724 Arthur St
Caldwell, ID
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Radiator Repair, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Action Auto Body Inc
(208) 455-2770
4209 Everett St
Caldwell, ID
 
Collision Experts
(208) 453-2262
3510 S Lake Avenue
Caldwell, ID
Services
Auto Body Repair

Valley Radiator Service
(208) 585-3317
11160 Bass Lane
Caldwell, ID
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Paintless Dent Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Auto Body

Country Repair, Inc.
(208) 467-5882, 001-2004
9717 Highway 45
Nampa, ID
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Gabes Auto Parts
(208) 459-6327
3623 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID
Services
Engine Repair

Louis Stclair
(208) 454-8846
16132 Lonkey Ln
Caldwell, ID
 
United Muffler & Brake Inc
(208) 459-6308
3015 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Front End Repair, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Sound System Installation, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Canyon County Certified Alignment
(208) 454-8705
3402 Cleveland Boulevard, # C
Caldwell, ID
Services
Alignment 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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