(319) 478-8460
1001 2nd St., Traer, IA 50675
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AWE Auto Service provides Struts Replacement services to Traer, IA, Dysart, IA, Gladbrook, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at AWE 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 AWE 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 Traer, IA, Dysart, IA, Gladbrook, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Dysart IA | Gladbrook IA | Traer IA | and surrounding areas

AWE Auto Service in Traer, IA

Since 1940, AWE Auto Service has been a staple in the Traer community as the premier source for automotive service and repair, auto parts, rims and tires. Since starting our business, we've continued to improve as serving you with excellence is our only focus. We offer a local pick up and shuttle service for your convenience when you schedule a car or truck repair with us, as well as an after-hours key drop. For auto repair in Traer, Gladbrook, or Dysart, Iowa, AWE Auto Service is the only place to go. Visit us today for rims, tires, auto parts, and auto repair as your local NAPA AutoCare Center. Like us on Facebook!

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Phone: (319) 478-8460
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Address: 1001 2nd Street
Traer, IA 50675