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14671 Snow Rd Brook Park Ohio 44142

Ph. 216.898.5800

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Shocks & Struts

 

SHOCK SERVICE IN BROOK PARK, OH

Your car's or truck's suspension system is what ensures a safe and comfortable ride, even when the road ahead is rough. But just like any of your car's critical operating systems, your suspension needs professional service in order to do its job. If you're experiencing a bumpier ride than usual or your vehicle seems to be swerving more than normal when you change lanes, it's time to have your suspension system inspected by a pro. In Brook Park, OH, call Auto Repair Technology Inc.

 

RELIABLE MAINTENANCE FOR A SMOOTH RIDE

Thanks to the constant motion of your car or truck, your vehicle's shocks, which provide measured resistance when your wheels bounce or your chassis turns, can wear out after several years of use. With shock service from Auto Repair Technology Inc, you'll get back the smooth ride you've been missing.

 

For shock service you can trust, call the experts at Auto Repair Technology Inc now to book your appointment.

 

How do I know if my vehicle really needs new shock absorbers?

 

You need new shocks (and/or struts) if your original shocks (or struts) are worn out, damaged or leaking. Leaking is easy enough to see (just look for oil or wetness on the outside of the shock or strut) as is damage (broken mount, badly dented housing, etc.). But wear is often more of a subjective thing to judge. There are also instances where the original equipment shocks may not be worn, damaged or leaking, but may not be adequate for the job they're being asked to do. In such cases, upgrading the suspension with stronger, stiffer or some type of special shock (or strut) may be recommended to improve handling, for trailer towing, hauling overloads or other special uses.

Shocks and struts do not require replacing at specific mileage intervals like filters or spark plugs, but they do wear out and eventually have to be replaced. How long a set of original equipment shocks will last is anybody's guess. Some original equipment shocks may be getting weak after only 30,000 or 40,000 miles. Struts usually last upwards of 50,000 or 60,000 miles.

 

 

Struts

A strut is basically a shock absorber mounted inside a coil spring. Struts perform two jobs: They provide a dampening function like shock absorbers, and they provide structural support for the vehicle suspension. That means struts deliver a bit more than shock absorbers, which don't support vehicle weight -- they only control the speed at which weight is transferred in a car, not the weight itself.

Because shocks and struts have so much to do with the handling of a car, they can be considered critical safety features. Worn shocks and struts can allow excessive vehicle-weight transfer from side to side and front to back. This reduces the tire's ability to grip the road, as well as handling and braking performance.

 

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But when exactly a shock or strut needs to be replaced is hard to say. Because the damping characteristics of shocks and struts deteriorate gradually over time, the decline in ride control often passes unnoticed. So by the time you think you need new shocks or struts, it's usually way past the point when they should have been replaced.

One way to evaluate your need for new shocks or struts is to consider how your vehicle has been handling and riding lately. Does it bounce excessively when driving on rough roads or after hitting a bump? Does the nose dip when braking? Does the body roll or sway excessively when cornering or driving in crosswinds? Does the suspension bottom out when backing out of the driveway or when hauling extra passengers or weight?

A "bounce test" is still a valid means of checking the dampening ability of shocks and struts. If the suspension continues to gyrate more than one or two times after rocking and releasing the bumper or body, your shocks or struts are showing their age and need to be replaced.

 

Replacement
Shocks and struts are generally replaced in pairs -- though this isn't absolutely necessary if only one shock or strut is leaking or has suffered damage at a low mileage.

Most struts require a fair amount of suspension disassembly as What's more, the wheels must usually be realigned after replacing a strut. For this reason, you're probably better off letting a professional replace your struts.

 

 

 

 


Auto Repair Technology is a full service auto repair facility located at 14671 Snow Road in Brook Park Ohio. We repair and maintain cars and light trucks of all makes and models. We pride our self on our hassle free service, providing FREE loaner vehicles while yours is serviced, FREE towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on All Repairs. We offer a 6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your convenience. We truly take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service.

 

 

 

Auto Repair Technology

14671 Snow Rd ● Brook Park Ohio

Ph. 216.898.5800

ASE Certified Automotive Technicians

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