Shock and Strut Replacement Casper WY

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Gary's Locksmithing
(307) 262-0110
235 W 1st Street
Casper, WY
Services
Locks & Locksmiths, Auto Service & Repair, Locksmiths' Equipment & Supplies, Metal Products Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mno Fri 9am 5pm
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA, Checks & Cash

Midas Auto Service Experts
(307) 237-0854, 001-2004
3130 CY Avenue
Casper, WY
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Precision Auto Care LLC
(307) 251-0770
390 W Collins Drive
Casper, WY
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Upright Detailing
(307) 462-0528
344 N McKinley Street
Casper, WY
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Plains Tire Company
(307) 235-5701
402 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Billy D'S Automotive
(307) 472-3305
1146 E Yellowstone Highway
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Products
Belts, Blowers, Air Conditioners, Climate Controls, Compressors, Condensers

A-1 Used Tire Company
(307) 234-8463
400 W Yellowstone Hwy
Casper, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Aamco Transmissions
(800) 800-2727
720 Glenarm Street
Casper, WY
 
Anderson Auto
(307) 266-6642
517 N Lennox Street
Casper, WY
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Eclipse Auto Window Tinting
(307) 234-9370
104 E J St
Casper, WY
Services
Auto Glass 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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