Shock and Strut Replacement Winfield KS

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Rons Custom Body Shop
(620) 221-6215
1503 Wheat Road
Winfield, KS
Services
Truck Auto Body

Precision Body and Paint
(229) 229-8300
114 West 9th
Winfield, KS
Services
Paintless Dent Repair

Merle Snider Motors Inc
(620) 221-1030
2301 W 9th Avenue
Winfield, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair

Jiffy Lube
(620) 229-9227
1222 Main St
Winfield, KS
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Zeller Motor CO
(620) 442-8650
3021 N Summit Street
Arkansas City, KS
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Auto Body Plus
(620) 221-2141
1421 Olive Street
Winfield, KS
Services
Alignment Repair,Collision Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Paintless Dent Repair

Winfield Motor CO
(620) 221-2840
1901 Main Street
Winfield, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Auto Techs Frame and Body Repair
(620) 221-6616
2800 E 9th Avenue
Winfield, KS
Services
Alignment Repair

Jiffy Lube
(620) 229-9227
1222 MAIN ST
WINFIELD, KS
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sat: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

S and M Kustomz
(620) 441-0064
924 N F St
Arkansas City, KS
Services
Collision Repair,Truck Auto Body

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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