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Complete Shocks and Struts Service Specialists

Have you noticed a little instability on the road? Do you feel your car is bouncing a little, or do you feel bumps more than you used to? Visit McKinney Tire Pros in Conway, AR for a professional inspection of the shocks and struts on your vehicle. Our locally owned and operated auto repair shop offers complete car care for everything from engine maintenance and repairs to replacements of shock and strut components. All of our work is backed by nationwide warranties accepted at any Tire Pro location, no matter where you are in the country. For the ultimate protection for all of your auto repair needs, you can count on us.

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Signs Your Shocks or Struts Are Going Bad

Shocks and struts are often lumped together in the same conversation or used interchangeably, but the truth is, these are two different components that perform separate functions. They are both a part of your vehicle’s suspension system and help stabilize your car on the road. So how do you know when there might be an issue? Let’s look at both parts.

  • Shocks – Their job is to control spring and suspension movement. They adjust to various road conditions and reduce the amount of bounce and control weight transfer in the vehicle. If you feel excessive bounce after hitting a bump or a clunking noise, this could signify a shock problem.
  • Struts – Struts combine the shocks and other components into a singular functioning unit. In addition to absorbing shock, they also provide structural support for the vehicle. Signs of bad struts include instability at highway speeds, vehicle tipping to one side on turns, front end dipping during hard braking or the rear dipping during acceleration.

Schedule Service for Struts and Shocks Today

If you feel your car or truck bouncing a little more than expected, making clunking sounds over bumps, or tilting from side to side, it’s time to bring it in to McKinney Tire Pros and let our professional auto technicians take a look underneath. Your shocks and struts work together to provide a smooth ride, reliable tire contact with the road, and balanced support for the vehicle’s weight. If any of those are out of sync, it can be dangerous and lead to uneven wear of tires and other parts. Schedule an appointment with us, and we’ll let you know what is going on with your car and how we can fix it.

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