Shock and Strut Replacement Mitchell SD

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Campbell Supply of Mitchell
(605) 996-8305
1400 S Burr Street
Mitchell, SD
Veterinary Equipment & Supplies, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Hardware Dealers

Custom Plus Collision
(605) 996-1959
135 S Kimball St
Mitchell, SD
Auto Body

Milts Radiator Repair
(605) 996-9659
121 W 2nd Ave
Mitchell, SD
Klunder Auto Body
(605) 995-6137
1001 N Main Street
Mitchell, SD
Auto Body Repair

Sturdevants Auto Parts
(605) 996-5585
301 W 1st Avenue
Mitchell, SD
Clutch Repair

Exhaust Pros Of Mitchell
(605) 996-3244
601 S Burr St
Mitchell, SD
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Retail, Auto Mufflers

Dale's A1 Transmisson Service LLC
(605) 996-7102
1100 S Burr St
Mitchell, SD
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
Mon:8:00 am-5:30 pm
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Thu:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Wise Brake & Alignment
(605) 996-2265
519 S Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD
OReilly Auto Parts
(605) 996-0109
220 E Havens Avenue
Mitchell, SD
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Jim's Tune-Up
(605) 996-2729
523 E Hanson Ave
Mitchell, SD

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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