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Shocks and struts help to hold the tire to the road and make your ride smoother. Driving with worn out shocks and struts can be as dangerous as more obvious problems such as bald tires or faulty brakes. A good rule of thumb is to have your shocks and struts checked once a year. S&S Tire recommends replacement every 50,000 miles.

Symptoms your shocks and struts may need service:

  • Excessive bounce when stopping car
  • Unusual noises from shocks and struts (clunking or squeaking when your car is moving)
  • Steering wheel vibrates
  • Unusual tire wear

S&S Tire will:

  • Inspect shocks and struts for wear
  • Remove worn shocks and/or struts and install new, high quality replacements, if needed

Why is it necessary to replace shocks and struts?
Not all cars have both shocks and struts. Some have only struts, while others have only shocks. A strut is a complete suspension assembly, and shocks are part of the overall suspension. Shocks and struts perform two basic functions – aiding in ride control and dampening spring oscillation, which keeps the car from bucking every time it meets a bump in the road.
In addition to preserving the car’s performance, replacing shocks and/or struts will prevent the wear of your tires and suspension parts, including the ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints.

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