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Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts combine shock absorption with steering elements and support for the vehicle. Shocks are more common on trucks and SUVs, while you usually find struts on cars. But sometimes you find both; one in the front and the other in the back. Struts are a bit more complex than shocks, a strut is a shock with a large and very strong spring around it. You cannot switch your vehicle from shocks to struts.

The HomeTowne Difference:

  • We check suspension components
    for wear
  • Limited lifetime warranty on shocks
    & struts
  • We can perform a precision alignment
  • Work is performed by ASE Certified
    technicians
  • We can replace your old struts with
    complete assemblies, including
    springs & bearing plates

On average, shocks and struts show signs of wear at 50,000 miles. If your vehicle is bouncing around on the road, or hitting that 50,000 mile mark, it may be time to bring your car in. The absorbers mostly work towards avoiding bumpy rides. The more complex a system is the more involved it will be to diagnose and repair.

Shocks do not damage easily, however, if you find any kind of leakage near the shocks or find any physical damage in the form of dents, then you should get the absorbers looked at. Likewise, any signs of deterioration will need to be addressed.

You may want to consider upgrading your shocks and struts to a performance part to give you better handling. On trucks they will be better if you have added a suspension lift or added bigger tires.

Call HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire to schedule an appointment and our team will evaluate your vehicle and make recommendations to keep you on the road.