3475 N. Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 Call us at (626) 442-3180

12130 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 Call us at (562) 646-3240

Star Tire provides Shocks Replacement services to El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Shocks Replacement Services at Star Tire

Shock absorbers are components in your vehicle’s suspension system that help your tires remain in contact with the surface of the road. They dampen the impact of road force and absorb the rebound of springs and other suspension components. Front and rear shocks are designed to adjust to driving conditions, like bumps, potholes, and sudden maneuvers. They also reduce bounce rate, sway, and brake dive or acceleration squat. Modern day shocks are velocity-sensitive, which means that the faster the springs and other suspension components are moving, the more resistance provided by the shocks. Hydraulic shocks convert kinetic energy from the springs into thermal energy that the hydraulic fluid inside each shock absorbs and dissipates. When the suspension system bounces, hydraulic fluid is forced through holes inside the piston. This slows the compression of the piston, thereby slowing down spring and suspension movement. While hydraulic and gas shocks are the most common types of shocks used on vehicles today, some vehicles also use electronic and air shocks.



Why Should You Have Shocks Replacement Services Performed at Star Tire?

Replacing shocks can maximize the performance of your entire suspension system. The components in your suspension system interact and depend on each other. Shock absorbers and brakes work together to help your vehicle stop as soon as possible upon engaging the brake pedal. Worn shocks mean your vehicle is less likely to stop exactly when and where you want. In fact, bad shocks can increase your stopping distance by up to 10 feet. Worn shock absorbers will cause your vehicle to dive when braking. With a set of bad shocks, you may experience problems like bounce, body roll, sway, and other unexpected movements in your suspension system. Healthy shocks improve braking and handling, making your vehicle easier to control. Replacing front and rear shocks as necessary will help promote a safe road for everyone.

We proudly service the Shocks Replacement needs of customers in El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : El Monte CA | Los Angeles CA | Whittier CA | and surrounding areas

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Star Tire

Star Tire is your source for tires, rims, and auto repair services. For more than 50 years, we've served customers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley with the auto services they need to keep their vehicles running at their best. We have two locations in El Monte CA and Whittier CA to better serve your car care needs. See our well-trained staff for passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires that take into account both your budget and your need for performance. Need rims? We can help there too with our wheel selection. Make Star Tire your auto service center for all repairs and scheduled vehicle maintenance, as both of our locations offer services like oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Contact us today to schedule your auto service appointment or to get a quote on an auto repair at one of our shops. 

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Phone: (626) 442-3180
Fax: 626-442-8343
Address: 3475 N. Peck Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 562-646-3240
Fax: 562-646-3243
Address: 12130 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606

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