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Jim Roberts West Main Auto provides Struts Replacement services to Elizabethtown, Marietta, Mount Joy, PA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Jim Roberts West Main Auto

While the function of shocks and struts is very similar, the biggest difference is in how they mount to your vehicle. Shocks function in addition to other suspension components, while struts are designed as a pivot point for the steering mechanism. Struts behave as a dampening device that absorbs excessive bounce. The strut assembly combines coil springs, spring seats, strut bearings, and shock absorbers into one working unit. The steering arm or steering knuckle is also included in some strut designs. Struts use a piston to absorb high lateral loads. The spring seat and strut bearing allow the shock to pivot with the front wheels and the steering mechanism. Struts and accompanying suspension components help push tires back into place when one leaves the road. Overall, struts work in conjunction with the rest of the suspension system to help stabilize the vehicle while maintaining a comfortable and safe ride.



Why Should You Have Struts Replacement Services Performed at Jim Roberts West Main Auto?

Worn struts increase braking distance and increase body roll, sway, and bounce rate. The bounce test, wherein you bounce on each corner of your vehicle a few times, is a good way to determine whether or not you need to schedule a strut replacement. If your vehicle bounces and settles, your struts are operating as they should. If your vehicle continues to bounce, you should seek to replace the struts on your suspension system as soon as possible. Other signs that your struts need to be replaced include excessive brake dive, acceleration squat, body roll or sway, and unusual tire wear patterns. Unusual noise from struts may also indicate that the spring seat or strut bearing requires a replacement. If you experience any of the above signs of worn struts, contact us immediately. Having your struts replaced will improve braking, handling, and the overall controllability of your vehicle.

We proudly service the Struts Replacement needs of customers in Elizabethtown, Marietta, Mount Joy, PA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Elizabethtown | Marietta | Mount Joy PA | and surrounding areas

Jim Roberts West Main Auto in Mount Joy, PA

Jim Roberts West Main Auto has been serving the community since 1974. Jim Roberts West Main Auto is a leader in offering name brand tires, auto parts, and auto repair services for customers in Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, and Marietta, PA, and surrounding areas.  We offer a great selection of quality tires, parts, and accessories for your car, light truck or SUV and all at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse our website, call us at 717-653-1761 or stop in for personalized service.

 

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Address: 14 W Main St
Mount Joy, PA 17552
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