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Shocks & Struts Inspection & Replacement Service

What to Expect with Shock & Strut Inspections

Shocks and struts are important parts of your car’s suspension system which helps provide a smooth and quiet ride. They absorb the impact of road inconsistencies, and allow for proper balance and handling for the driver and passengers. The very nature of their design means they take a lot of stress during regular driving, and even more with drivers who live in areas with poorly maintained or particularly bumpy roads.

Why Shocks & Struts Need Replacement

Because of the stress the shocks and struts absorb, they need to be inspected regularly and repaired if the damage is starting to accrue. We won’t typically actually break, although they certainly can in the most extreme cases, but they get dirty with road grime, corroded, and certain seals can be damaged, releasing the grease which keeps them lubricated and working as intended.

An inspection is typically a simple visual appraisal of the state the shocks and struts are in by an experienced service center technician who understands how they appear when new and what they look like when about to wear out. Then of course if they appear to be in bad shape, the technician will recommend having them replaced.

What Can Happen if Your Shocks & Struts Aren’t Serviced

Much like with other maintenance tasks, strut and shock replacement can be postponed shortly as long as it isn’t too long of a delay. Assuming they are worn but still in working condition, the handling of the vehicle might suffer, the ride will not be as comfortable, and the alignment might be off, but those issues can be tolerated until a convenient time to have the repairs made. The real problem is that if the driver waits too long to have the replacements made, more damage can occur to the suspension or car as a whole, harder to repair and more expensive to correct.

Finding an Authorized Service Center

Although many people have traditionally found a trustworthy local mechanic to conduct routine car maintenance and repairs, with modern cars it really becomes important to have the vehicle serviced by an authorized dealer such as LaFontaine Kia in Dearborn, MI, and serving the surrounding Wayne County areas of Detroit, Taylor, and Westland.

LaFontaine Kia employs properly trained technicians who understand the specific needs of each car model and is aware of any warranty or recall information that might apply to the repair. Our technicians are friendly and courteous, fully capable of explaining any repairs which might be needed and why so you’ll understand what’s going on with your car.

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2027 S Telegraph Rd • Dearborn, MI 48124

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