Shock and Strut Replacement Sioux Falls SD

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Gary's Tire Service
(605) 331-1128
1414 E 61st Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
6 Days A Week
Products
Batteries, Brakes, Shocks, Truck Retreads, Tires - New, All-Sizes,

Baldwin Supply CO
(605) 977-4561
908 E Amidon Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motor Parts & Repair, Bearings Dealers, Automation Equipment & Systems Dealers Industrial
Products
Electric Motors, Industrial Pumps

City of Sioux Falls Public Works-Fleet Mgmt.
(605) 367-8240, 001-2004
1000 East Chambers Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Steve's Auto Repair
(605) 498-5000, 001-2004
27168 469th Avenue
Tea, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Hunter Automotive
(605) 333-0864
1311 E 54th Street North
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair

Auto DOCS
(605) 331-6003
2740 W 7th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Mon 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Tue 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM
Wed 12: 00 AM-12: 00 AM

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Personal Checks

Exhaust Pros of Sioux Falls
(605) 332-2856
3802 N Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Payment Options
MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Graham Tire CO
(605) 339-3334
2101 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Open Sundays
Payment Options
Telecheck

Pride Neon Inc
(605) 336-3563
3010 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Auto Body

T N T Service
(605) 362-5202
3900 N National Suite #2
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Engine Repair,Truck Parts

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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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