Posted on October 13, 2015 by Automotive Technology of West Islip in Car Care Tips
Shock absorbers help your vehicle drive smoothly. Automotive Technology of West Islip provides complete shock and strut replacement in West Islip, NY.
Shocks and strutsare a part of the vehicle that regulates the suspension system. Many times people use the words “shocks and struts” together, although cars may not have both shocks and struts. (But sometimes they do).
Shocks and struts help keep your car from bouncing off of the road when you hit a bump. (Remember catching air in the back seat of the school bus when you drove over the railroad tracks?) Cars are not supposed to do that.
Shocks and struts both do the same thing in a vehicle, but they are two different parts. Shocks, otherwise known as “shock absorbers”, are little oil filled pistons that help absorb the shock of the bumps on the road so that your car drives quietly, comfortably and safely.
Struts, on the other hand, take the place of two or three other components of the suspension system, and also control the alignment and steering of a vehicle. Struts must bear the weight of the vehicle while shocks do not. How Long Do Shocks and Struts Last?
It’s most commonly advised to check your struts for replacement starting at around 50,000 miles. What are Signs of Worn out Shocks and Struts?
Bouncing, vibrating, jumping, diving or swaying while braking
Strange noises, clunks or vibrating noise
Uneven wear on tires
How Much Does it Cost to Replace Shocks and Struts?
The cost to replace your shocks or struts varies by the year, make and model of vehicle that you own, as well as the quality of parts you choose to put on your vehicle.
Automotive Technology of West Islip provides complete shock and strut replacement in West Islip, NY. Call us for a free quote. 631-321-5209.
To All our Customers and Residents of West Islip and surrounding areas.
Automotive Technology of West Islip has been servicing this community since 1996 and it's all because of you! As we move through these uncertain times, we want you all to know that all of us here at Automotive Technology are taking every precaution we can to keep you, your vehicle, and our staff safe while in our care. We are wearing protective gloves, disinfecting keys, steering wheels, shifters, and door handles before and after service.
During this time we will be using the following store hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a-6:00p Saturday and Sunday we are closed. Phone lines will remain open on Saturday and Sunday for appointment scheduling and so we can answer any questions you may have.
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