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Festerling's Auto Service provides Struts Replacement services to Petoskey, MI, Harbor Springs, MI, Alanson, MI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Festerling's 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 Festerling's 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 Petoskey, MI, Harbor Springs, MI, Alanson, MI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Alanson MI | Harbor Springs MI | Petoskey MI | and surrounding areas

Festerling's Auto Service in Petoskey, MI

Festerling's Auto Service is your local tire dealer and auto repair shop in Petoskey, MI. Locally owned and operated, we help drivers in our areas and surrounding communities like Harbor Springs, MI and Alanson, MI keep their vehicles running safe. Come to us for affordable new tires from your favorite brands, scheduled maintenance that prevents car problems before they start, and precise auto repair services. From top to bottom, inside and out, we're here to get your car, light truck, or commercial fleet vehicle back on the road. If you can't get to us, we provide a 24-hour towing and wrecker service. Call us today when you're in need.

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Phone: (231) 347-6251
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Address: 1190 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770
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