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
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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American Iron Automotive
(907) 789-4901
10011 Camden Place
Juneau, AK
Services
Engine Repair

Alaska Auto Body
(907) 789-5647
2525 Industrial Blvd
Juneau, AK
 
Doug's Autobody
(907) 789-7620
10005 Crazy Horse Dr
Juneau, AK
 
Deep River Body Work
(907) 586-1122
174 S Franklin St Ste 105
Juneau, AK
 
Dougs Auto Body
(907) 789-7620
10005 Crazy Horse Drive
Juneau, AK
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Blue Seal Certified
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G M C of Juneau
(907) 789-0946
8602 Teal St
Juneau, AK
 
Chilly Willy''s Car Wash
(907) 790-2888
8319 Airport Blvd
Juneau, AK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing

Menden hall auto center
(907) 789-1386
8725 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
Specialty
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:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Excel Towing Automotive
(907) 789-2221
10101 Bentwood Pl
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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