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Suspension: Shocks & Struts Replacement for Honda, Toyota, Acura, Lexus, Scion

 

It May Be Time for a Shock or Strut Replacement If You’re Car Is Bouncing, Swaying, and Or Pulling All Over the Road…

Shocks & Struts Replacement for Honda, Toyota, Acura, Lexus, Scion

Have you been noticing a bit of a bounce to your car or truck lately? Does it feel more like you’re riding a horse than it does like driving? There’s a good chance that if your car is a bit older…that you need to replace your suspension shocks and struts. This isn’t typically a repair that you have to make often. But usually during the life of a car, depending on how long you have it, it’ll be required once or twice. The truth is that not ALL cars have both shocks and struts. It depends largely on your car’s make and model. All have at least one of the two. Most have both. Generally, the struts will be up front and the shock absorbers will be in the back. Again…not always.

Vehicle Suspension – Where Are the Shocks and Struts

These two parts are integral elements of your vehicle and suspension. While they make the ride much smoother and more enjoyable, they also help save your vehicle from bump and grind damage that would occur otherwise. You can locate them right behind your wheels. They may or may not have a coil spring around them with a rod in the middle. Otherwise, it may just have the rod.

What Do They Do, and Why Are They There

Well, first of all, let’s just say that it would be a heck of an interesting ride if you were driving around in your Toyota or Honda without shocks or struts. It’d likely feel more like you’re driving half the time on a boat, and the other half like you’re trotting on a horse through the streets…feeling each and every nook and cranny on the road.

The shocks and struts do generally the same thing. The shocks are to absorb the shock of bumps and jolts when you’re driving down the road. Basically, they help make the ride smooth. It absorbs the shock and jolt of the impact when you do something like hit a pothole, or go over a curb a bit for instance when backing out of your driveway.

Or if you go over the notorious bumpy roads. They also work hard to keep your car stable. They help stabilize your ride control and keep your vehicle in one spot rather than be all over the road like a boat out at sea. Both the shocks and struts are part of what makes up your “suspension.” You’ve likely heard that word, and now you know partly what the heck people are talking about when you do hear it.

How Do You Know If You’re Shocks or Struts Need Replaced

While most people don’t experience it a lot…you generally can tell pretty quickly that something isn’t right when your shocks and struts have gone bad. Tell-tale signs include:

* Your car bounces up and down as you ride…

* When you brake, your car takes a nose dive forward…

* When you speed up, your rear takes a downward dive in the back…

* Your vehicle is sliding sideways…

* Your car isn’t handling turns very well…

All of these are a great indication that either your shocks, struts or both have gone bad. There’s really no mileage projection for when these suspension parts to go such as with an oil change or tune-up. A lot depends on how you drive, what type of roads you drive on, etc. However, with a healthy set of shocks and struts, you can expect 30,000 to 50,000 miles at least. There are times when the shock or strut will begin leaking. This will be an odd and rare event. Yet it does happen on occasion and will require basically an emergency replacement.

Replacing Shocks & StrutsWhy You Shouldn’t Ignore This Easy-to-Ignore Problem…

This is one of those problems that you may be tempted to let go longer and longer, because while it affects your driving…you’re still able to get from place to place. However, letting this go can lead to much more damage to other areas of your vehicle…none of which is fun to have to pay for fixing. Your suspension can affect…

* Tire wear…
* Brake efficiency and wear…
* Your ability to drive your car steadily…
* Your gas mileage…
* The way that your anti-lock brakes respond…
* Etc…

All of these problems can turn out to be not only dangerous, but they can also lead to a much bigger automobile repair invoice. This is exactly what you DON’T want of course. Jason Rupert at All About Imports makes getting your shocks and struts…like everything else…a very simple and easy process. Whether it’s a Toyota, Scion, Honda, Acura, Lexus, or any import in between…Jason will give you his most fair price…and his best service possible. Give Jason a call today at (940) 566-2125 or simply bring your car in and let Jason take a look.