Shocks and Struts Repair in San Antonio
Are you experiencing a bumpy ride? Or maybe you feel that your car is pulling in a specific direction. Is your tire tread wearing too quickly? Shocks and struts help stabilize your vehicle’s movements, enhancing control when you turn, brake, accelerate or encounter uneven road surfaces. Today’s vehicles use shocks, struts or a combination of the two.
What’s the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?
The basic difference is that a shock is an independent component, while the strut combines the shock and other features in a single structural unit. Both help to stabilize the vehicle and keep the tires in contact with the pavement. Without shocks, your vehicle would bounce down the road.
Shocks and Struts Damage Indications
- 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 You Replace Shocks and Struts?
Every vehicle is different, we recommend having your shocks and struts inspected at the first sign of potential wear which is typically every 45,000 to 65,000 miles.