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Gary's Quality Automotive

3703 W Old Potash Hwy
Grand Island, NE 68803

Shocks (called struts in some vehicles) are part of your vehicle's suspension system that aids in the vehicle's stability and handling. The many different components that make up the steering and suspension systems play a big role in keeping your ride smooth and safe. What is the purpose of shocks, you ask? Consider the following:

  • Helps maintain consistent handling and braking
  • Maintains contact between your tires and the road
  • Controls spring and suspension movements
  • Reduces vehicle roll, bounce, sway, brake dive, and acceleration squat
  • Prolongs the life of other parts in the suspension, such as car axles
  • Prevents gradual deterioration of ride quality

Shocks wear down slowly over time as the miles add up. And because they wear gradually, by the time a driver notices a problem, it’s well past the time that they should be replaced, and damage could be occurring to other components, such as car axles. Some shocks may need to be replaced at 30,000 miles, while on other vehicles they can go as long as 60,000 to 100,000 miles. How fast or slow they wear depends largely on how you drive and the condition of the roads. Driving consistently over bumpy streets and bad roads, your shocks will need to be replaced more often than traveling short distances on the level ground every day.

Here are some good indicators that it's time to have your shocks inspected by a certified mechanic and replaced as necessary:

  • Poor steering response.
  • Steering performance is stiff.
  • Your car sways or leans when turning and changing lanes.
  • Your vehicle bounces excessively when driving.
  • Braking performance is unstable.

Wondering when should car shocks be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Gary’s Quality Automotive for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Grand Island, NE, Wood River, NE, and Doniphan, NE.

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Do you wonder when should car shocks be replaced? Ask your auto repair technician about how car axles are affected by bad shocks.

Shocks (called struts in some vehicles) are part of your vehicle's suspension system that aids in the vehicle's stability and handling. The many different components that make up the steering and suspension systems play a big role in keeping your ride smooth and safe. What is the purpose of shocks, you ask? Consider the following:

  • Helps maintain consistent handling and braking
  • Maintains contact between your tires and the road
  • Controls spring and suspension movements
  • Reduces vehicle roll, bounce, sway, brake dive, and acceleration squat
  • Prolongs the life of other parts in the suspension, such as car axles
  • Prevents gradual deterioration of ride quality

Shocks wear down slowly over time as the miles add up. And because they wear gradually, by the time a driver notices a problem, it’s well past the time that they should be replaced, and damage could be occurring to other components, such as car axles. Some shocks may need to be replaced at 30,000 miles, while on other vehicles they can go as long as 60,000 to 100,000 miles. How fast or slow they wear depends largely on how you drive and the condition of the roads. Driving consistently over bumpy streets and bad roads, your shocks will need to be replaced more often than traveling short distances on the level ground every day.

Here are some good indicators that it's time to have your shocks inspected by a certified mechanic and replaced as necessary:

  • Poor steering response.
  • Steering performance is stiff.
  • Your car sways or leans when turning and changing lanes.
  • Your vehicle bounces excessively when driving.
  • Braking performance is unstable.

Wondering when should car shocks be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Gary’s Quality Automotive for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Grand Island, NE, Wood River, NE, and Doniphan, NE.

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Gary Starkey
Gary's Quality AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Grand Island, NE

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3703 W Old Potash Hwy, Grand Island, NE 68803308-381-2295info@garysautoinc.com
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Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
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