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Plaza Tire & Auto Service provides Struts Replacement services to Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Plaza Tire & Auto Service

While the function of shocks and struts is very similar, the biggest difference is in how they mount to your vehicle. Shocks function in addition to other suspension components, while struts are designed as a pivot point for the steering mechanism. Struts behave as a dampening device that absorbs excessive bounce. The strut assembly combines coil springs, spring seats, strut bearings, and shock absorbers into one working unit. The steering arm or steering knuckle is also included in some strut designs. Struts use a piston to absorb high lateral loads. The spring seat and strut bearing allow the shock to pivot with the front wheels and the steering mechanism. Struts and accompanying suspension components help push tires back into place when one leaves the road. Overall, struts work in conjunction with the rest of the suspension system to help stabilize the vehicle while maintaining a comfortable and safe ride.



Why Should You Have Struts Replacement Services Performed at Plaza Tire & Auto Service?

Worn struts increase braking distance and increase body roll, sway, and bounce rate. The bounce test, wherein you bounce on each corner of your vehicle a few times, is a good way to determine whether or not you need to schedule a strut replacement. If your vehicle bounces and settles, your struts are operating as they should. If your vehicle continues to bounce, you should seek to replace the struts on your suspension system as soon as possible. Other signs that your struts need to be replaced include excessive brake dive, acceleration squat, body roll or sway, and unusual tire wear patterns. Unusual noise from struts may also indicate that the spring seat or strut bearing requires a replacement. If you experience any of the above signs of worn struts, contact us immediately. Having your struts replaced will improve braking, handling, and the overall controllability of your vehicle.

We proudly service the Struts Replacement needs of customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Colfax CA | Grass Valley CA | Nevada City CA | Penn Valley CA | and surrounding areas

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Plaza Tire & Auto Service

Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a pillar of the community. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Penn Valley, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Plaza Tire and Auto Service employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Plaza Tire and Auto Service. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Plaza Tire and Auto Service website or call us for personalized service.

Plaza Tire and Auto Service has four locations providing quality automotive products and services to customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA, and surrounding areas. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is the leading seller in Penn Valley, CA for these tire brands Cooper, Goodyear and MICHELIN® and offers some great discounts on them. Plaza Tire and Auto Service also offers services in Tires, Auto Repairs and Wheels for the communities of Penn Valley, CA, Colfax, CA, Grass Valley, CA and Nevada City, CA. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!