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Bari's Automotive Repair Services in Rancho Cordova
Is your car or truck riding rough even on smooth pavement? Does the nose dive downward on hard stops?
The wheels are your connection to the road and it's your shock absorbers and/or struts are the link between the vehicle and the wheels. We don't think about them until they go bad but they are incredibly important!
Shock absorbers are designed to reduce the impact of driving over rough ground and improve ride-quality and the way the car or truck handles. The only purpose of shock absorbers is to dampen spring oscillations. Shocks use valving of oil and gasses to absorb excess energy from the springs. Spring settings are chosen by the manufacturer based on the weight of the vehicle, loaded and unloaded.
In a car or truck chassis, struts can be "passive braces" to reinforce the chassis and/or body, or "active components" of the suspension. One example of an "active" unit would be a coilover design in an automotive suspension. The coilover combines a shock absorber and a spring into a single unit.
As part of an automobile chassis, struts can be "passive" braces to reinforce the chassis and/or body, or "active" components of the suspension (like a coilover design). Probably the most common form of strut in an automobile is the MacPherson strut. A MacPherson strut combines the dampening function of a shock absorber with the ability to support sideways loads.
To check if your struts are failing; just walk to each side of the vehicle and try to bounce it up and down by pushing on the fender. Let it bounce back into position. If it continues to bounce up and down, bring your car or truck to us for replacement. Broken shocks will give you a rough ride, but bad struts could lead to many serious problems including a wheel breaking off, a flat tire, damaged power steering, broken springs, broken joints, and many more problems with your suspension.Call us or just drop by. We'll have you back on the road as fast as possible.