At Doral’s Auto Repair – the premier suspension repair shop in San Leandro – we provide professional suspension inspections, diagnostics, and repairs, including shocks and struts repair and replacement. Whether you drive a little Honda Fit, or a stately Infiniti Q80, as your vehicle ages, shocks and struts replacement will become a necessity.
“Shocks and Struts” are often referred to as if they were interchangeable. Well, they perform a similar function, but they are not the same. You would never replace a worn-out strut with a shock absorber. Both dampen vibrations and vehicle bounce – as a result, you experience less sway, smoother ride, longer tire life, and better vehicle control. But struts also provide structural support for the suspension, while shock absorbers do not.
Many vehicles on the road have either all shocks or all struts, although there are some vehicles that have struts on one axle and shock absorbers on the other axle.
Our San Leandro Auto Repair shop provides a full range of shocks and struts diagnostics, repairs, and shock and strut replacement. As your vehicle ages, parts wear out, and sooner or later the entire shock absorber or entire strut will need to be replaced.
Worn out shocks or struts can cause difficulty braking and extend braking distance, so if you notice any of the symptoms below, it’s best to bring your vehicle for an inspection. At Doral’s Auto Repair in San Leandro, we provide digital vehicle inspection, including pictures, to show you exactly what the issues area. Here are some of the warning signs to watch out for:
- Vibrations while driving
- It takes longer to stop the car
- Leaking fluid
- Tires wear unevenly
- Vehicle nose dips while braking
- Tapping sound when driving over bumps
Some of the above symptoms are not necessarily caused by worn shocks or struts – there could be other culprits. That’s why we recommend having your vehicle inspected by a professional.
At Doral’s Auto Repair we offer a broad range of shocks and struts diagnostics, repairs, and replacement if necessary. With any service we provide you with an electronic copy of the digital vehicle inspection we perform – so you have full information necessary to make informed choices for your vehicle.
Whenever you bring your vehicle to Doral’s, you can expect not only a friendly reception but also:
- Original Equipment quality parts
- 3 year / 36,000-mile warranty
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your car
- Free local shuttle or loaner vehicles
So if your vehicle exhibits any symptoms that suggest shocks or struts are due for a checkup or replacement, bring your vehicle to Doral’s, and meet friendly staff and experience superior customer service.
It is easy to make an appointment – you can make an appointment online, or simply call us.