Shock and Strut Replacement Columbus NE

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Precision Unibody and Auto Sales Inc
(402) 564-4111
852 33rd Avenue
Columbus, NE
Alignment Repair,Truck Auto Body

Zegers Automotive
(402) 563-3288
1259 29th Avenue
Columbus, NE
AC and Heating Repair

Bolte Styskal Wireless
(402) 562-8866
3017 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Audio and Video Installation

Wallicks Radiator
(402) 564-4515
2615 11th Street
Columbus, NE
Radiator Repair

Transmissions Plus
(402) 564-8969
4625 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Ziebart Speedy Auto Glass
(402) 562-6999
3910 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Audio and Video Installation,Interior Cleaning

Matulka Auto Sales and Collision
(402) 562-5537
W Highway 30
Columbus, NE
Truck Auto Body

Jays Body Shop
(402) 563-1355
3303 13th Street
Columbus, NE
Truck Auto Body

Griffiths Livestock Trailer
(402) 564-5508
4411 SE 16th Street
Columbus, NE
Trailer Repair

C and S Cars Inc
(402) 564-7823
2603 10th Street
Columbus, NE
Truck Auto Body

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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