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Shock absorbers are components in your vehicle’s suspension system that help your tires remain in contact with the surface of the road. They dampen the impact of road force and absorb the rebound of springs and other suspension components. Front and rear shocks are designed to adjust to driving conditions, like bumps, potholes, and sudden maneuvers. They also reduce bounce rate, sway, and brake dive or acceleration squat. Modern day shocks are velocity-sensitive, which means that the faster the springs and other suspension components are moving, the more resistance provided by the shocks. Hydraulic shocks convert kinetic energy from the springs into thermal energy that the hydraulic fluid inside each shock absorbs and dissipates. When the suspension system bounces, hydraulic fluid is forced through holes inside the piston. This slows the compression of the piston, thereby slowing down spring and suspension movement. While hydraulic and gas shocks are the most common types of shocks used on vehicles today, some vehicles also use electronic and air shocks.
Replacing shocks can maximize the performance of your entire suspension system. The components in your suspension system interact and depend on each other. Shock absorbers and brakes work together to help your vehicle stop as soon as possible upon engaging the brake pedal. Worn shocks mean your vehicle is less likely to stop exactly when and where you want. In fact, bad shocks can increase your stopping distance by up to 10 feet. Worn shock absorbers will cause your vehicle to dive when braking. With a set of bad shocks, you may experience problems like bounce, body roll, sway, and other unexpected movements in your suspension system. Healthy shocks improve braking and handling, making your vehicle easier to control. Replacing front and rear shocks as necessary will help promote a safe road for everyone.
We proudly service the Shocks Replacement needs of customers in Birmingham, AL, Chelsea, AL, Greystone, AL, and surrounding areas.
Areas Served :
Birmingham, AL | Chelsea, AL | Greystone, AL | and surrounding areas
How do we stay small and sell big at Windham Tire & Auto Clinic? It's simple: years of experience. We've been family-owned and operated since 1995. As the premier auto repair shop in Birmingham, AL, you can feel comfortable bringing your vehicle to us. Our technicians perform a range of quality auto repairs, including brakes, engine diagnostics, scheduled maintenance, and alignments. Call us if you live in Birmingham. We're close to Chelsea, and Greystone, too.
We're not just limited to auto repairs. Buy your next set of tires from us. We pledge our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you try us, we're sure you'll be back for more!