Shock & Alignment
Your vehicle’s shocks and wheel alignment help ensure better stability and road safety. When should you contact us for service?
WARNING SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED NEW SHOCKS OR STRUTS
The ride quality is poor – If your vehicle feels ‘bouncy’ or seems to ‘roll’ on turns it’s time to take a look at those shocks and struts as well as the suspension itself.
Your Vehicle ‘Nose Dives’ – Nose diving is the term for when you apply your brakes and the front of the car seems to point to the ground. In serious cases, nose diving can be more than a nuisance it can cause a momentary loss of steering control and increased braking times.
Your Vehicle Leans – If your shocks are starting to go bad, often even on the shallowest turns, it will feel as if your vehicle is leaning to one side.
WARNING SIGNS YOU NEED A WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Your tires are not wearing evenly – If any portion of your tire tread is wearing more than another, your car most likely is out of alignment.
The vehicle is pulling to one side while you drive – When a vehicle really needs an alignment it will pull from one side to the other and you may feel like you are fighting with it to stay in control. In less serious cases, the car will seem to drift to one side on its own.
The vehicles front end shakes – If you notice the front end shaking there may be other issues at play, in addition to a misalignment, so it should be checked out as soon as possible.
Your steering wheel is crooked while the vehicle is going straight – This is the one sign that is a dead giveaway that your vehicle needs an alignment.
QUALITY SERVICE TO YOUR SHOCKS
Shocks and suspension offer vehicle stability against potholes and uneven surfaces. We also look at the steering box, bearings and hubs. Periodic maintenance keeps them in order and you receive excellent safety while driving.
Not only the shocks, but leaf springs and coils also play a key role in absorbing the potholes and uneven surfaces. Whether you have a conventional shock absorbing system or a strut-based shock absorbing system, our team has the expertise and knowledge to replace and align them correctly.
We also recommend that any vehicle receives an ‘annual checkup’ of its struts, shocks and alignment even if you haven’t noticed any of these issues so that you can be assured your car is performing at its best.