Shock and Strut Replacement Caldwell ID

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Hopper Electric Service Inc
(208) 466-2611
912 2nd Street South
Nampa, ID
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Badass Bikes
(208) 455-3509
3807 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID
Motorcycle Repair

The Collision Experts
(208) 453-2262
3510 S Lake Ave
Caldwell, ID
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Nelsons Out West Rvs
(208) 795-5999
5500 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID
RV and Camper Repair

Dan and Jay Truck and Auto Repair
(208) 453-1995
5617 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID
Country Repair, Inc.
(208) 467-5882, 001-2004
9717 Highway 45
Nampa, ID
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Bills Auto Repair
(208) 459-6871
310 Badiola St
Caldwell, ID
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De Mark Auto Repair
(208) 459-3468
603 Hannibal St
Caldwell, ID
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Canyon Cars
(208) 454-7452
2413 Lincoln St
Caldwell, ID
Classic Auto Repair & Storage
(208) 453-1178
2812 S Montana Ave
Caldwell, ID
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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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