Shock and Strut Replacement Juneau AK

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Great Auto Body
(888) 370-5799
1 main st.
Juneau, AK
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Skinner Sales and Service
(907) 789-9300
8895 Mallard Street
Juneau, AK
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TAKU Harley Davidson
(907) 586-4100
263 Marine Way
Juneau, AK
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Foreign Auto Repair
(907) 789-9778
9104 Mendenhall Mall Rd
Juneau, AK
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Aurora Automotive Repair
(907) 790-1975
2315 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Dougs Auto Body
(907) 789-7620
10005 Crazy Horse Drive
Juneau, AK
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Porta Shop Crane Service
(907) 780-4221
5641 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
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Trailer Repair

Capital Services Inc
(907) 586-4822
810 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
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Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
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Mon:7:00 am-9:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-9:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-9:00 pm
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Skinner Sale and Service/ ford
(907) 789-9386
8895 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
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Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
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Mon:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-6:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am-4:00 pm
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A1 Auto Body
(907) 523-1936
2355 Oday Dr
Juneau, AK
 
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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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