Shock and Strut Replacement Wilson NC

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J.C. Harris Pontiac Cadillac
(252) 237-1111
4030 Ward Boulevard
Wilson, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sign Stop Inc
(252) 291-5777
101 Nash Street West
Wilson, NC
Services
Truck Lettering

Colony Tire & Service Centers
(252) 237-1143
1507 Cargill Ave S
Wilson, NC
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(252) 243-5189
1401 Ward Blvd
Wilson, NC
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Best
(252) 291-5100
1801 London Church Road Northeast
Wilson, NC
Services
Engine Repair

Don Bulluck Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.
(252) 977-3355, 001-2004
1920 Wesleyan Boulevard
Rocky Mount, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Eastern Hydraulic & Power Transmission
(252) 291-6314
208 Lodge South
Wilson, NC
 
White''s Tire Service
(252) 265-0662
2307 Forest Hills Rd W
Wilson, NC
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Binswanger Glass CO
(252) 293-0811
3700 Airport Circle Northwest
Wilson, NC
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Custom Fleet Service
(252) 246-9275
506 Pender Street East
Wilson, NC
Services
Truck Auto Body

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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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