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Suspension, Shocks, & Struts in Stillwater, MN

Keep your suspension system up to scratch and it will keep you safe around every twist and turn of the road. Let Certified Transmission and Total Car Care be your partner in vehicle transmission health. Independent tests have shown that replacing shocks and struts after 50,000 miles can improve a vehicle's stopping distance by up to 10 feet.

Shocks and Struts Warning Signs

Signs you should take your vehicle in to Certified Transmission and Total Car Care in Stillwater for a suspension, shocks and struts service.

  • Fluid is leaking from the shock or strut body
  • Shock or strut bodies are noticeably damaged
  • Mounts or bushings are showing wear, or are broken
  • Uneven tire wear points to uneven suspension
  • Vehicle sways or leans while turning
  • Vehicle nose dips down when the brakes are applied
  • Bouncing occurs after hitting a road bump
  • Ride feels shaky, bumpy or jolting
  • Steering makes a grinding noise

Steering & Suspension Evaluation

Your suspension system helps you stay in control of your car when it's on the road. It also makes the ride feel safer and more comfortable by absorbing the bumps, vibrations and noise that occurs between your seat and the pavement. Shocks and struts are integral components and their condition plays a huge roll in the overall safety of your vehicle. While Certified Transmission and Total Car Care is the best destination for suspension, shocks and struts in Stillwater MN, we recommend consulting with your vehicle's owner’s manual for the manufacturer's instructions for how often the suspension, shocks and struts must be serviced and replaced.

Shock and Strut Replacement Service

The useful life of a typical shock or strut is roughly 50,000 miles. That means you vehicle's shocks and struts will have cycled over 85 million times. That's a lot of wear on the internal components and that means a lot of hidden wearing down of other suspension system components, not to mention your tires. Because it's not always possible to visibly diagnose worn shocks and struts, it helps to have a knowledgeable suspension, shocks and struts team in Stillwater to look after you.

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