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Phil's Service

503 S 2nd St
Killeen, TX 76541

Did you know that it’s the shocks and struts that keep your vehicle stable and connected to the road? When all the components of the steering and suspension systems are in good condition, your ride will be safe, smooth, and comfortable. However, when one of those components begins to fail, all the components will be affected, including your car axles. Because it’s not necessary to replace shocks or struts (whichever one your vehicle has) at specific mileage intervals, being able to identify the warning signs of bad shocks or struts is crucial for safe driving.

As with many other components of your vehicle, the lifespan of shocks and struts depends on how and where you drive. If you consistently travel over bumpy streets and adverse road conditions, these parts will wear faster than if you just drive short distances and smooth roads every day.

So what happens when struts go bad?

  1. Safety is Compromised: Worn struts result in longer stopping distances as the vehicle weight can shift (sometimes unexpectedly) during braking. This shifting also affects your ability to stay in control of your vehicle.
  2. Other Parts Wear Out: Driving with bad struts accelerates the wear on tires, and other components of the suspension system, such as the springs and car axles.

Replacing bad shocks and struts will do four things for your vehicle:

  • Improve stopping performance
  • Increase vehicle stability
  • Increase driver control
  • Minimize damage to your tires, wheels, and car axles.

If you notice that there’s something not quite right about how your vehicle handles, have the struts or shocks inspected as soon as possible. If they fail, the impact on your driving safety can be dangerous.

Worried about what happens when struts go bad? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service for more information about the suspension system, including struts, shocks, and car axles, and schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

Worried about what happens when struts go bad? Save your suspension system, including car axles, by replacing bad struts and shocks.

Did you know that it’s the shocks and struts that keep your vehicle stable and connected to the road? When all the components of the steering and suspension systems are in good condition, your ride will be safe, smooth, and comfortable. However, when one of those components begins to fail, all the components will be affected, including your car axles. Because it’s not necessary to replace shocks or struts (whichever one your vehicle has) at specific mileage intervals, being able to identify the warning signs of bad shocks or struts is crucial for safe driving.

As with many other components of your vehicle, the lifespan of shocks and struts depends on how and where you drive. If you consistently travel over bumpy streets and adverse road conditions, these parts will wear faster than if you just drive short distances and smooth roads every day.

So what happens when struts go bad?

  1. Safety is Compromised: Worn struts result in longer stopping distances as the vehicle weight can shift (sometimes unexpectedly) during braking. This shifting also affects your ability to stay in control of your vehicle.
  2. Other Parts Wear Out: Driving with bad struts accelerates the wear on tires, and other components of the suspension system, such as the springs and car axles.

Replacing bad shocks and struts will do four things for your vehicle:

  • Improve stopping performance
  • Increase vehicle stability
  • Increase driver control
  • Minimize damage to your tires, wheels, and car axles.

If you notice that there’s something not quite right about how your vehicle handles, have the struts or shocks inspected as soon as possible. If they fail, the impact on your driving safety can be dangerous.

Worried about what happens when struts go bad? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service for more information about the suspension system, including struts, shocks, and car axles, and schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

Ron Phillips
Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX$$$503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541254-616-1659service@philsservice.com
Mon:08:00am - 05:30pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:30pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:30pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:30pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:30pm
Sat:08:00am - 04:30pm
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