Shock and Strut Replacement Sandpoint ID

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Toms Auto and Stove
(208) 263-2041
315 Forest Avenue
Sandpoint, ID
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Steve's Import Auto Services Inc?
(208) 263-4911
1111 W Michigan St,
Sandpoint, ID
Specialty
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
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

M & S Engine Works
(208) 263-9081
514 Oak St
Sandpoint, ID
 
Shell Rapid Lube Sandpoint
(208) 255-2251
404 Larch St
Sandpoint, ID
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am-2:00 pm
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Boom Truck Service
(208) 265-1574
200 Cedar St
Sandpoint, ID
 
Auto Tech
(208) 263-1863
102 South 4th Avenue
Sandpoint, ID
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Diagnostic Services,Electrical Repair,Speedometer Repair

Peters Appliance Service
(208) 263-7912
1349 Selkirk Road
Sandpoint, ID
Services
Truck Detailing

Taylor Parker Motor CO
(208) 263-2138
300 Cedar Street
Sandpoint, ID
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair

Cleves Radiator Service
(208) 263-7114
1108 W Superior Street
Sandpoint, ID
Services
Radiator Repair

T L C Automotive
(208) 263-8121
31250 Highway 200
Sandpoint, ID
 

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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