Shock and Strut Replacement Oxford MS

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Oxford Tire Inc
(662) 234-3602
2601 W Loop
Oxford, MS
One Stop Transmission CO
(662) 236-1548
2613 West Oxford Loop
Oxford, MS
Ricks Transmission
(662) 236-4242
46 County Road 418
Oxford, MS
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(662) 234-4540
2530 Jackson Ave W
Oxford, MS
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

(662) 234-8288
1901 University Ave
Oxford, MS
Auto Parts

Blakes Auto
(662) 234-9955
Blakes Auto, 1431 N Lamar
Oxford, MS
Ferrells Transmission Service
(662) 281-8055
30 County Road 270
Oxford, MS
Blakes Auto Repair
(662) 234-9955
1431 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
Service Stations,Gas Stations

Dee''s Discount New & Used Tires
(662) 236-0022
268 Old Hwy 7 N
Oxford, MS
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Hilltop Quick Stop
(662) 234-4901
550 Highway 7 S
Oxford, MS
Service Stations,Gas Stations

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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