Shock and Strut Replacement Yankton SD

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Graham Tire Of Yankton
(605) 665-4406
103 W 4th St
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Tires Retail, Cars Service & Repair, Wheels & Tires Service & Repair
Products
Auto, Truck, Farm

Cox Auto Supply
(605) 665-4494
1007 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Truck Trailer Sales and Service Inc
(605) 665-7952
3201 E Highway 50
Yankton, SD
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Collision Center
(605) 665-7670
911 Chevy Lane
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Collision Repair

Orileys
(605) 665-1453
2209 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

Midwest Radiator Reconditioning
(605) 665-2410
1211 E Highway 50
Yankton, SD
Services
Radiator Repair

Harding Glass
(605) 665-3616
907 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Hedahls Parts Plus
(605) 665-3712
308 Capitol Street
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

Kemps Motor Sports Inc
(605) 665-3500
4306 W 8th Street
Yankton, SD
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Tinting Pros
(605) 668-0411
1906 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

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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