Shock and Strut Replacement Vernal UT

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Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative
(435) 789-9000
Vernal, UT
 
Rocky Mtn Repair Inc
(435) 621-2108
1045 East 500 South
Vernal, UT
 
Naples Auto Service
(435) 789-4573
Naples Auto Service, 2145 S 1500 E
Vernal, UT
 
Big O Tires
(435) 789-8872
1265 W 500 S
Vernal, UT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jack''s General Tire
(435) 789-4811
650 E Main St
Vernal, UT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

American Car Care Centers
(435) 781-8973
1011 W Highway 40
Vernal, UT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Quality Transmissions & Repair
(435) 789-5352
1758 South 1500 East
Vernal, UT
 
Split Mountain Truck Center
(435) 781-6227
2767 E Highway 40
Vernal, UT
Services
Truck Service Station,Truck Detailing

Basin Transmission & Engine Exchange
(435) 789-1128
1090 East Highway 40
Vernal, UT
 
Christensen Transmission Inc
(435) 789-8221
1520 North Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT
 

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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