Shock and Strut replacement in Tucson

Getting Your Car's Shocks and Struts in Order

One of the most important aspects of your car's handling and comfort is its suspension -- the system of components that flex and compress to diminish bumps in the road and enhance precision in cornering. Though suspension systems are typically composed of dozens of parts, there are a couple that bear the bulk of the load when it comes to smoothing out the ride: shocks and struts.

What Are Shocks and Struts?

The word "shocks" comes from a shortened version of the term "shock absorbers," and they do pretty much what the name suggests. Shocks are tube-like components that use hydraulic resistance to mitigate the effects of bumps and dips in the road. Shocks usually work in tandem with coil or leaf springs to keep a car riding smooth and straight.

Struts are quite similar. The main difference being that the shock absorber and coil spring are integrated into the same component. Struts also have a key difference in operation: they're a structural part of your car's suspension.

Why Have Shocks or Struts Replaced?

Both shocks and struts are designed to last tens of thousands of miles. Longevity is a strength for both components. However, you'll certainly notice when either starts to wear out. You may experience a bouncy ride quality, unfamiliar vibrations, or vagueness in steering and handling. This may not just affect your car's comfort or performance, either. Worn struts and shocks can diminish your car's safety, as well.

Have Your Struts and Shocks Replaced at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson

The technicians on staff at our service center are trained to recognize when a car needs new shock absorbers or struts. They can spot the signs and let you know when it's a good time to replace either. When it comes to replacement procedures, our team knows how to get the job done properly. We'll make sure your shocks are in secure and your struts are positioned correctly. Give us a call to schedule your appointment!


Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson

7800 E. 22nd Street
Directions Tucson, AZ 85710-8528

  • Service: (520) 333-6355


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  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Tucson

    7800 E. 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85710-8528

    • Sales: 5203336671
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