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Shocks and Struts - Repair Services

Is your ride getting increasingly bumpy or do you feel your vehicle pulling in a certain direction? Does your car excessively bounce after hitting a pothole or rough patch of road? Is your tire tread wearing too quickly?

If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, the shocks and struts on your vehicle could be in need of replacement.

What Are Shocks & Struts?

Shocks and struts are part of a vehicle's suspension that work to dampen the effect of the springs that absorb the shock from road surfaces.

When a shock absorber and strut assembly is worn, the vehicle is more prone to bounce when it encounters rough road surfaces. This can have an impact on vehicle handling.

Indications of Wear & Tear on Shocks & Struts

There are many other obvious signs that point to the necessity to replace shocks and struts, including:

  • The car bottoming out
  • Plunging forward on stops
  • The feel of rocking and rolling when driving around corners
  • Premature tire tread wear
  • Fluid leakage
  • An overall bumpier ride

When Should Shocks & Struts Be Replaced?

While every vehicle is different, most technicians recommend having your shocks and struts inspected at the first sign of potential wear or every 80,000 to 97,000 kilometers. After fully inspecting your vehicle, the technician will recommend the best course of action for any necessary repairs.

Professional Thorough Inspection

When replacing worn shocks and struts, technicians will restore your car to a smoother ride. You'll also immediately notice improved control, better stability and shorter braking distances while you're behind the wheel.

Schedule this service at the nearest Meineke

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