Shock and Strut Replacement Charleston WV

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The Body Shop II
(304) 397-0907
511 3rd Ave
South Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Post Inspections

Maaco - St. Albans
(304) 460-9900
6124 MacCorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting
Service Types and Repair
Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Collision

Appalachian Tire Products Inc
(304) 343-9541
27 Clendenin St
Charleston, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(304) 342-4185
817 Washington St E
Charleston, WV
Hours
M-F: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sa: 7:00am-6:00pm

Sears Auto Center
(304) 357-7292
200 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
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
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17

The Body Shop lll
(304) 729-4956
9914 MacCarckle Ave
Marmet, WV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Post Inspections

Engine & Transmission Express
(304) 342-7711, 001-2004
708 Virginia Street West
Charleston, WV
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Parton Sign Co
(304) 346-1919
900 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Services
Auto Body

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(304) 342-4185
817 Washington St E
Charleston, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Cottman Transmissions
(304) 341-0066
128 East Church Street
Charleston, WV
 
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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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