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Long Lake MN 55356
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While the terms "shock" and "strut" are sometimes used interchangeably, there is a notable difference. Both provide a dampening effect as the vehicle rides over the road surface. As a result, passengers are not subjected to uncomfortable bumpiness. However, while shocks only regulate the speed at which the automobile's weight is transferred, struts actually provide structural support for the vehicle's suspension. Because they are subjected to significant forces, either part is eventually going to wear out. Signs of the need to replace a shock or strut include bottoming out, excessive bouncing, nose-diving, rocking back and forth, swaying, and/or tire cupping. While replacement cost may be no small matter, shock/strut replacement greatly improved ride quality and handling.

If your shocks or struts are worn out, your handling is compromised.That can mean you're unsafe on the road. Our ASE-certified technicians can provide the experienced expertise that you want when you're having such a vital and expensive part of your car replaced. We'll do it right the first time. In addition, we can provide preventative maintenance for the rest of your car.

Call 952-473-4848 for an appointment today. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our web site at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: When it comes time to replace a shock or strut, ask about an upgrade that might better suit your driving preferences.