Shock and Strut Replacement Kearney NE

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Kearney Tire & Auto Service Company
(308) 237-5534, 001-2004
801 East 25th Street
Kearney, NE
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Midas Kearney
(308) 236-5377
102 West 25th Street
Kearney, NE
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Jiffy Lube
(308) 236-6676
1204 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Professional Sport Truck and Suv
(308) 234-8443
1932 2nd Avenue
Kearney, NE
Services
SUV Repair

Central Hydraulic Systems
(308) 237-2625
1841 Avenue H
Kearney, NE
Services
Truck Parts

NAPA Auto & Truck Parts
(308) 237-5103, 001-2004
7076 Central Avenue
PO Box 326
Kearney, NE
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Jiffy Lube
(308) 236-6676
1204 2ND AVE
KEARY, NE
Hours
Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Kearney Yamaha
(308) 236-7672
1115- 2nd Avenue
Kearney, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Big O Tires
(308) 236-5099
116 W 56th St
Kearney, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Midas Auto Service Experts
(308) 236-5377
102 W 25th St
Kearney, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

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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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