Shocks and Struts


Shocks and struts are essential components of your vehicle, serving as pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders that dampen ride motions and ensure your tires maintain solid contact with the road. Their role is crucial for safe driving, as they control the up and down motions experienced while driving. You've probably witnessed a car bouncing excessively over minor bumps, indicating completely worn-out shocks, which compromises steering control and overall road safety!

Enhancing ride and handling

Various vehicles require different types of shocks or struts depending on their intended function. For instance, sports car owners seeking a firmer ride opt for shocks with less travel and higher pressures, while luxury cars typically feature shocks with greater travel and a longer dampening cycle.

Adjustment and repair

Since these components are often hydraulic, the presence of oil can indicate a leak and impending failure of the shock or strut. Excessive motion is another sign of shock or strut failure. In the case of pneumatic systems, a lack of adjustment or a vehicle that leans when at rest suggests a need for adjustment or repair.

If you're dissatisfied with the feel of your shocks and struts, our service advisor can recommend aftermarket units to improve your ride quality. Whether you prefer a smoother or firmer ride, we can even assist you in installing an airbag system that maintains vehicle levelness or enhances load-carrying capacity!

As soon as you notice any signs of suspension weakness, get in touch with us. These components directly influence vehicle control and the safety of everyone inside.

At SPARKS Complete Car Care, your trusted automotive care center in Naperville, IL, we exclusively install quality replacement parts. Contact us today, and let us help you stay safely on the road while considering your budget. We proudly serve Naperville and the surrounding areas.

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