5 Reasons to Change Struts and Shocks

dream designAt Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC, we have seen this type of vehicle go down the road. As it goes along, it wiggles, rolls, and dives with every start and stop. And they bounce like a trampoline as they speed along. These are the cars, trucks, and SUV’s that need shocks or struts. This is a safety issue. With all the drivers in the Triangle hanging onto their vehicles for as long as they can, vehicles can need a variety of maintenance. Shocks and struts always seem to be an afterthought. As long as the interior ride is tolerable, people will not change a thing. But when shocks and struts are old or bad, it can cause a variety of very serious problems. Now, what is a shock? Simply put, it is the principal suspension assembly that absorbs bumps. With imports and newer vehicles, struts are much more common.  Now, what is a strut? A strut is an actual part of the suspension that softens spring movement and aids in ride handling control. New shocks and struts do five things for your current vehicle:
  • Controls suspension
  • Manages bounce and drive
  • Maintains tire quality
  • Manages control consistency
  • Increases handling stability
Once replaced, you will be “shocked” at the difference and the renewed quality of your ride. Be on the lookout for leaks, dents, worn rubber bushings, and high or low spots on your tire tread. Go to the rear of your vehicle and lean on the bumper or hitch and push it down a few times. When you let go the vehicle should not continue to go up and down. Premier 1 Automotive can help any make and model. We are the import specialist in the Triangle! This is yet another really good “Tips from the Hood!” ** This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers! This post is brought to you by the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC! E-mail us at… Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com Head to our website… www.premier1automotive.com Find us and like us on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/Premier1Automotive Follow us on Twitter… https://twitter.com/#!/premier1automotive 919 387 6800 1050 Investment Blvd Apex, NC 27502 Photo: Dreamdesign, freedigitalphotos.net
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