Please note that the service descriptions reflect industry standards; the techniques or equipment used in our shop may vary. Depending on the state of your vehicle, the repairs you need will vary. Applicable repairs are determined at the discretion of our technicians and only performed with your approval first. Auto repairs and price quotes will include only what our technicians discuss with you.
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While the function of shocks and struts is very similar, the biggest difference is in how they mount to your vehicle. Shocks function in addition to other suspension components, while struts are designed as a pivot point for the steering mechanism. Struts behave as a dampening device that absorbs excessive bounce. The strut assembly combines coil springs, spring seats, strut bearings, and shock absorbers into one working unit. The steering arm or steering knuckle is also included in some strut designs. Struts use a piston to absorb high lateral loads. The spring seat and strut bearing allow the shock to pivot with the front wheels and the steering mechanism. Struts and accompanying suspension components help push tires back into place when one leaves the road. Overall, struts work in conjunction with the rest of the suspension system to help stabilize the vehicle while maintaining a comfortable and safe ride.
Worn struts increase braking distance and increase body roll, sway, and bounce rate. The bounce test, wherein you bounce on each corner of your vehicle a few times, is a good way to determine whether or not you need to schedule a strut replacement. If your vehicle bounces and settles, your struts are operating as they should. If your vehicle continues to bounce, you should seek to replace the struts on your suspension system as soon as possible. Other signs that your struts need to be replaced include excessive brake dive, acceleration squat, body roll or sway, and unusual tire wear patterns. Unusual noise from struts may also indicate that the spring seat or strut bearing requires a replacement. If you experience any of the above signs of worn struts, contact us immediately. Having your struts replaced will improve braking, handling, and the overall controllability of your vehicle.
We proudly service the Struts 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.
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