Doral’s Auto Repair provides San Leandro residents with professional quality struts repair and replacement. Often “Shocks and Struts” repair is mentioned as if they were a unit – but this is not the case. While they both provide similar function – smooth ride and good tire wear – they do differ. Your vehicle was designed to have either shocks or struts on a given axle – never both. Doral’s Auto Repair provides a wide range of San Leandro suspension repairs, including struts repair and replacement.
Unlike shock absorbers, struts not only dampen the bumps you would experience while driving, they also serve to provide structural support for the suspension. When they wear out, you could experience excessive sway from side to side or front to back. Combined with increasingly bumpy ride, this can result in vehicle control problems – an unsafe condition. In addition, worn out struts reduce car’s ability to grip the road, so they also negatively impact braking performance.
The list below presents symptoms to be aware of – if you notice any of them, we recommend professional auto inspection to find out exactly what is going on:
- Uneven tire wear
- Vibrations while driving
- Vehicle nose dipping while braking
- Braking distance increases – car takes longer to stop
- Leaking fluid
Above symptoms can indicate need for struts repair – but they could also indicate problems unrelated to struts. That’s why we recommend professional inspection before embarking on strut replacement. At Doral’s Auto Repair we can perform a digital vehicle inspection that will pinpoint exactly what is wrong with your vehicle – and we will provide you with an electronic copy of the results, including pictures.
Our San Leandro auto repair shop offers a full range of automotive repairs and services, including suspension services and repairs, and struts replacement is among them. When you choose Doral’s to service and repair your vehicle, you can be confident that our professional mechanics will do the job right. All services and repairs performed at Doral’s are backed by 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty on parts and labor.
So if your vehicle does not handle like it used to, make an appointment online.