Weak shocks & struts may cause an uncomfortable ride and poor handling in addition to changes in vehicle ride height. This may lead to increased wear on other suspension components – including tires, ball joints and springs. Braking distance and ability are also affected my worn shocks & struts.
Shocks & struts do wear out and should be checked every 12,000 miles, and replaced every 50,000 miles. Brakes Plus® offers one of the worlds most trusted brands of quality shocks and struts (Monroe) at an affordable price.
Steering and Suspension Services
- Replace worn/damaged shocks and struts
- Inspect mounting bushings/plates/hardware
- Replace those pieces if needed at additional charge
- Excessive vehicle bounce
- Poor tire-to-road contact
- Reduced suspension control
- Premature tire wear and increased wear on other suspension components
- Reduced handling and braking performance
- Noise and suspension vibration
- Improved ride
- Improved stopping ability
- Improved tire and suspension wear
What’s the difference between shocks and struts?
The main difference is that the Strut is a structural part of the suspension system, and the Shock is not. The Strut is a pivot point for the steering system and contains a coil spring. Because of this an alignment is always needed when replacing a strut. This is also the reason that service, repairs and replacements on Struts are usually more expensive than Shocks.
The main function of Shocks & Struts is to lessen the movement of the spring and stopping oscillation and bounce. Even though Shocks and Struts each provide essentially the same function, they are not interchangeable. A Shock can not be used to replace a Strut, and vice versa.