At 4th Street Auto Care Center, you can rest assured in knowing your vehicle is in the best hands possible. The expert mechanics at our auto repair shop in Royal Oak, MI, can handle the most challenging issues your vehicle may be facing, regardless of make or model. For suspension repair, you can count on us to get you back on the road in no time. You can trust the technicians at 4th Street Auto Care to thoroughly examine your vehicle's tires, shocks, and struts. Call us at (248) 543-2262 if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment.
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle.
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly-leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning.
Much like a shock absorber (shocks), your car's struts provide a dampening effect as you travel over a road's surface. By absorbing the shock of the road, struts allow passengers to ride in a car without constant and uncomfortable motion. Struts work a bit differently than shocks in that they provide structural support for your car's suspension. This means that struts support your car's weight, unlike shocks which only regulate the speed at which the weight is transferred. Struts usually last around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. This is simply because the damping characteristics of the parts gradually deteriorate over time.