At Budget Brake and Muffler, we take pride when working on your shocks and struts or the suspension system on your car, truck, van or SUV. Call your neighbourhood brake experts today, the guy who knows cars.
Shocks And Struts
Whether your vehicle has a suspension system with shock absorbers or a strut-based system, your local Budget location has the know-how to diagnose and repair these systems. We install quality Monroe Shocks and Struts.
We can also diagnose alignment problems, and help you get back on track.
Shocks are an important component that serves several purposes, one of which is to keep your tires on the road, and improve braking.
Struts combine the shock absorber and control arm into one unit, common on many front wheel drive vehicles.
When your shocks or struts need replacement
There are several signs your vehicle may need to new shocks. We’ve all ridden with a friend when their car hit a bump and the car kept bouncing forever. That is a sure sign there is a problem with the shocks. Here are some other signs that your shocks are letting you down.
- Fluid leaking from the shock or strut
- Shocks or Struts appears damaged or dented
- Swaying motion
- Very bouncy
- Leaning when changing lanes
- Ride Control Manufacturers recommend oem shock replacement at approximately 80,000 km
- Tire cupping
Steering & Suspension
How your vehicle handles on the road is a combination of steering, suspension and alignment, working together to give you a smooth comfortable ride. Your suspension system is comprised of many moving parts that include:
- Poor suspension can throw your vehicle out of alignment
- Poor alignment can add stress to your vehicles suspension
Steering & Suspension
- Control arms
- Rods & Bushings
- Joints & Knuckles
Coils and Leaf Springs
It takes teamwork to manage the weight of your vehicle and protect you from the abuse the road provides. Coil springs are the large coils located on the front and rear of most cars. Old coil springs can sag, reducing ride height and ride comfort. Leaf Springs are simply a form of spring used in suspension found on most vehicles. These arch shaped layered metal leafs are your vehicles first line of defense against ride comfort management.
Find a local Budget Brake & Muffler Auto Centre near you to help with all your steering and suspension needs!