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Wilkerson's Service Center provides Struts Replacement services to Springfield, IL, Rochester, IL, Chatham, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Wilkerson's Service Center

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 Wilkerson's Service Center?

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 Springfield, IL, Rochester, IL, Chatham, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chatham IL | Rochester IL | Springfield IL | and surrounding areas

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Wilkerson's Service Center

Since 1982, Wilkerson's Service Center has been a household name for tires and auto repair in Springfield, IL, Chatham, IL, Rochester, IL, and surrounding communities. Whether you need a new set of tires, tire repair, or a car service such as brake repair or oil change, you can bring your vehicle into our Springfield, IL mechanic shop knowing our ASE-certified technicians will get the job done right the first time at an affordable price. We have a huge selection of discount tires for commercial trucks, passenger cars, light trucks, and SUVs. Are you looking for tow truck service or roadside assistance? Call Wilkerson’s Service Center today and let us get you back on the road again.

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Springfield, IL 62703

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