Shock and Strut Replacement Hobbs NM

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Paul's Precision Paint & Body Inc.
(575) 392-9660, 001-2004
615 East St. Anne Place
Hobbs, NM
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Primitivo Ortega
(505) 393-3232
711 W Marland St
Hobbs, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Z/K Express Lube
(505) 392-3190
520 W Bender Blvd
Hobbs, NM
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Benny''s Fina No 10
(505) 393-0661
301 E Marland St
Hobbs, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Frontier Tire & Service
(505) 393-4572
2215 E Seminole Hwy
Hobbs, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jerrys Transmissions
(505) 393-9098
2127 N French Drive
Hobbs, NM
 
Forrest Tire Co Inc
(575) 393-2186
1703 N Turner
Hobbs, NM
Services
Alignment Repair,Brake Repair,Retail Tire

Forrest Tire
(505) 393-2186
1703 N Turner St
Hobbs, NM
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Stephen & Sons Auto & Transmission Repair
(505) 393-1118
1411 N Evans Street
Hobbs, NM
 
Forrest Tire CO Inc Hobbs
(505) 393-2186
1703 N Turner Street
Hobbs, NM
Services
Brake Repair,Retail Tire

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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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