Shock Absorbers Replacement Ottumwa IA

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Napa Auto Parts
(641) 683-1660
321 Richmond Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Ottumwa Truck Center
(641) 682-0431
529 S Iowa Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Shep''s Tire & Auto Unlocking Service
(641) 683-3026
16245 Bluegrass Rd
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Dovico Southside Repair Inc
(641) 662-2923
1046 220th Street
Batavia, IA
Services
Truck Parts

Bloomfield Tire Service
(641) 664-3540
Jct Hwy 2 & 63
Bloomfield, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Black''s Tire Company
(641) 682-8063
517 W Main St
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Autozone
(641) 682-9170
946 N Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Auto Parts

Wayne''s Tire
(641) 682-8471
823 Albia Rd
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(641) 932-7229
12 N A St
Albia, IA
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Davis County Tire
(641) 664-1801
108 Smith St
Bloomfield, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Replacing Shock Absorbers

By DriverSide Staff

Tires may be the only part of a vehicle that physically meets the road, but your shock absorbers are next in line. Working with the suspension springs, they absorb shocks from bumps and cracks in the road, while simultaneously controlling bounce and body roll. 
 
Depending on what vehicle you drive and your driving habits, shocks tend to wear out after about 60-90K miles. A completely blown shock absorber is very easy to diagnose; your car will have to ride only on the suspension springs, which causes excessive bouncing. If you push down on the vehicle while it’s parked, you’ll see more than a single gyration. A slightly worn shock will be less obvious, but you will eventually notice degraded ride quality.
 
Aside from the lack of comfort and control, a worn shock will also cause accelerated tire wear, and in some cases, an increase in stopping distance.
 
Depending on your vehicle, shocks are usually an easy-to-medium level repair in terms of cost and difficulty. The replacement parts tend to be reasonably priced, and there may even be some upgraded components available if you want to improve the driving dynamics. Replacing the shocks will require some dismantling of the suspension system, so expect a few hours of labor to be quoted, though every vehicle is different in this respect.
 

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