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Shock and Strut Repair Houston - Suspension System

  • Northwest Houston Auto Repair - Brake & Oil Change, offers quality, affordable Shock and Strut Repair in Houston, Texas. The steering system and shocks bear the weight of your car, keep the tires on the road when driving and assist in delivering a hassle-free, safer ride. Properly aligned steering and suspension can help deliver a smooth and controlled ride.

    Your shocks and struts are part of your vehicles suspension and steering system. They allows your wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it "suspended" and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in handling deterioration and accelerated tire wear.

    What are the Basics Behind Shock and Strut Replacement?

    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.

    What Compenents are in my Vehicles Suspension System?

    Shock and Strut Repair Houston - Shocks
    - Struts
    - Springs
    - Shock Absorbers
    - Ball Joints
    - Control Arms


    Why is Shock and Strut Repair Service Needed?

    The steering and suspension system should be checked at the very least yearly to avoid major repairs. Prolonged steering and suspension issues will lead to extreme safety hazards in the near future. Anytime you feel symptoms of steering or suspension problems have your mechanic examine your car to correct the complication swiftly.

    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.

    Warning Signs that your Shock and Struts Need Repair?

    - Pulling to the side
    - Excessive bounce when driving
    - Dipping or squatting
    - Premature tire wear
    - Complications steering
    - Problems driving over uneven roadways or dips
    - Automobile continues to bounce after going over a bump
    - Tires stray or wiggle
    - Steering appears to be slipping
    - Harsh and jittery ride
    - Front end appears to “nose dive” when applying the brakes
    - Fluid leaks from the strut body

    How Do We Inspect Your Shocks and Struts?

    - Check Tightness of suspension and steering nuts and bolts
    - Check for uneven tire wear
    - Check for Worn or torn power steering belts
    - Check for wheel alignment issues
    - Check shocks for leaks or damage
    - Check struts for cracks and wear
    - Check power steering fluid

    How often do Shocks and Struts need Maintenance?

    Ultimately, most vehicle manufacturers suggest that your shocks and struts need maintenance about once every 50,000 miles.

    When should my Suspension System be Inspected?

    Once you begin to notice these effects on your vehicle, then its time to get your suspension checked out. Ultimately you will want to get a full suspension inspection to ensure that no other portions of the suspension have become damaged due to neglect.




    Get your Shocks & Struts and Suspension System Checked or Repaired Today!

    If you need a shock and strut repair in Houston Texas, look no further than Northwest Houston Brake Repair. We serve customers throughout the greater Houston area including Harris County, Jersey Village, with their suspension system repair needs including shock, struts, springs, shock absorbers, ball joints, and control arms.

    Our team of certified technicians are trained to perform all of the necessary repairs or replacement services for all makes and models of vehicles domestic or foreign. We will do a full inspection of your suspension system first to make sure that you actually need shock or strut repair or replacement. We will never charge you for services that you don’t need.

    Call (713)-269-5596 or Schedule an Appoinment Online Today.

  • Northwest Houston Auto Repair - Brake & Oil Change

    Phone: (713) 269-5596

    Location

    14620 Hempstead Rd Unit 1B
    Houston, TX 77040

    Business Hours

    Today 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Sunday CLOSED