Subaru Shocks and Strut Service

Shocks and Strut Service

Everyone has heard of shock absorbers. Fewer people have heard of struts. Even fewer understand how these parts have overlap in their function and fully appreciate what they do for a vehicle. Your Subaru has shocks or struts, and when they don't work, it is more than inconvenient. It can be dangerous. Shock and strut replacement protects your vehicle by serving an essential function when you drive.

Shocks and Struts in Santa Cruz, CA

Shock and strut repair is rare. The most common problem with these parts is that they lose rigidity. The only solution is a replacement service. Fortunately, this is not a six-day, multi-thousand-dollar repair. Excluding wait times, it can be completed in a few hours.

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What Are Shocks and Struts?

These are parts of the suspension system, and most vehicles will have either shocks or struts. They are different parts, but they serve a lot of the same functions. We're going to focus on what they have in common rather than what separates them. 
Whether your vehicle has shocks or struts, these parts absorb vertical motion to keep the car from bouncing violently as you drive over uneven terrain. Most people think that they're for comfort. While they do improve comfort, the primary function of shocks and struts is to maintain a stable height for the vehicle and improve your control when driving. Without these parts, it is difficult to steer the car over a bumpy road accurately.

The Life Cycle of Shocks and Struts

As shocks and struts wear down, they become loose. That loosening allows more bouncing as the vehicle drives. The bouncing decreases stability, and it lowers the efficiency of the car. It makes it most comfortable to bottom out as you drive. Most of all, the extra dimension of motion makes it considerably more challenging to steer and control the vehicle as you drive. 
The easiest way to tell if your shocks or struts are in disrepair is to go over a speed bump. Good shocks and struts will absorb the hit and minimize residual bouncing very quickly. Worn shocks and struts will allow the vehicle to bob up and down multiple times before things stabilize. When you get a lot of extra bouncing, it's time for a replacement.

Come to Santa Cruz Subaru

If you're worried about your shocks or struts, bring the car to Santa Cruz Subaru for any auto service. We're a short drive from anywhere in Santa Cruz County, and we can quickly assess the condition of your shocks or struts. We'll get your Subaru back in good shape, so you don't have to worry about losing control.

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4100 Auto Plaza Drive
Directions Capitola, CA 95010

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