Shocks and Struts Repair and Replacement in Albany, CA
Welcome to Adams Autoworx Albany – we are the premier suspension service and repair shop in Albany. Shocks and struts repair and replacement is probably the most in-demand suspension service we offer.
While most of the automotive industry talks about “shocks and struts” as if they were interchangeable, or constituted a unit, in reality this isn’t quite correct – while shocks and struts do perform similar function, they are definitely not interchangeable. You would not replace a worn out shock absorber with a strut – or a worn out strut with a shock absorber.
Both shocks and struts serve to make for smoother and more controlled ride – they dampen vibrations and bounce, as well as minimize vehicle sway. But shock absorbers do not provide structural support for the suspension, while struts do.
Most vehicles are designed to have either shocks or struts, though there are some that have struts on the front axle, and shock absorbers on the rear axle. At Adams Autoworx Albany our nationally ASE certified technicians are equally skilled at working with shocks or struts.
We offer a full range of shocks and struts diagnostics, repairs, and shocks and struts replacement. As the internal parts of shocks and struts wear out with age, at some point entire shock absorber or entire strut will need to be replaced – they cannot be taken apart and repaired.
Here are a few warning signs that alert you to potential problems with shock absorbers or struts:
If you notice any of these symptom, bring your car to Adams Autoworx Albany for a professional suspension inspection – worn out shocks or struts can extend braking distance and can also result in difficulties in the handling of your vehicle:
- Vehicle nose dips while braking
- Leaking fluid
- Tires wear unevenly
- Vibrations while driving
- It takes longer to stop the car
- Tapping sound when driving over bumps – typically caused by cracked bushings
We recommend professional suspension inspection, because many of the above symptoms can be caused by wear or failure of other vehicle components, not necessarily shocks or struts. Thus it’s best to have a professional perform an inspection.
When you bring your vehicle to our Albany auto repair shop, you can expect not only friendly customers service, but also state-of-the-art diagnostics as well as:
- 36 months / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty on all repairs and services
- Original Equipment quality parts
- In most cases, same day service
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your vehicle’s suspension
- Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection with service or repairs
- Military and First Responder discounts
Whether you bring your vehicle in for shocks and struts inspection, or for any other service or repairs, we will provide you with an electronic copy of the complimentary digital vehicle inspection, so you know the overall health of your vehicle.
For your convenience, you can make an appointment online, or call us at our shop in Albany.