Shock and Strut Replacement North Platte NE

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Knapp Electric Inc
(308) 532-4840
1900 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Tools Wholesale & Manufacturers, Welding Equipment & Supplies Retail, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Air Compressors, Alternators & Starters, Generators, Sales, Water Pumps,

Video Kingdom
(308) 534-6560
109 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Audio and Video Installation

WIZ Lube
(308) 532-3234
2600 W Front Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Elletts Automotive Service
(308) 532-3170
111 E 11th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Transmission Repair

All City Glass
(308) 534-4445
1110 Rodeo Road
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Nebraskaland Glass
(308) 534-0344
1322 East 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

J CS Autowash and Quick Lube
(308) 532-6675
701 S Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Car Detailing

Carquest Auto Parts of North Platte
(308) 532-3770
1721 E 4th St
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Parts

Mobil 1 Lube Express
(308) 532-4077
120 E Francis Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Jerry Remus Chevrolet Cadillac
(308) 532-7400
3801 S Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

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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