What is a Tire Shocks & Struts Checks service?
Lube Stop’s Tire Shocks & Struts Checks service involves inspections of your vehicle’s shocks and struts for damage that may require repairs. Damage to the shocks and struts can cause bumpy rides and unnecessary wear and tear. Keeping your shocks and struts in good condition can help improve stopping performance as well as increase vehicle stability and driver control. Without shocks or struts, your vehicle would fall right to the ground.
For all these reasons, it’s important to get your shock and struts inspected for early detection of damage and wear. Make sure to mention to your Lube Stop technician if you have been noticing shaking, bottoming out or nosediving, while braking. Also, watch for shimmying or vibration after a bump or swaying or rocking when taking a corner. Leaking fluid can also be a symptom of bad shocks and struts.
What is a Tire Shocks & Struts Checks service for?
Modern vehicles use a combination of shocks and struts for vehicle stabilization and to keep you tires in contact with the pavement below. The main difference between shocks and struts is small but important to understand. A shock absorber on an automobile does one thing and one thing only, keeps the car from bouncing. Struts are considerably different. Struts are a structural part of the suspension system. They are mounted to the chassis of the vehicle on the top and come down through them. They provide a place for the mounting of the coil spring. The spring is what maintains the height of the vehicle. It also replaces the upper control arm and connects directly to the knuckle on the car, which in many cases gives us a minor ability to adjust alignment.
A shock is one individual, independent component. A strut, on the other hand, is the combination of a shock with other features. Put simply, all struts contain shocks, but not the other way around. Regardless, they are both critical to a smooth and safe ride.
Regularly checking your shocks and struts to detect damage can help you avoid vehicular shaking, bottoming out and nosediving. These issues not only cause further damage that is expensive to repair but can lead to safety issues and dangerous collisions.
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Let’s Talk Safety
Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should. We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too. This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well. These include the following list of items.
- A/C and Heating System
- Air Bags
- Electrical Charging System
- Exhaust System
- Ignition & Timing System
- Spare Tires
- Turn Signals
- Vehicle Horn
- Windshield Wipers
- Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours
These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process. Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops. There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice. When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them. It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family. So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.
Why Do I Need a Tire Shocks & Struts Checks service?
Nowadays, taking your vehicle in for regular shocks and struts checks is crucial to avoid further damaging your vehicle. This is because issues with your shocks and struts can easily go undetected even though they continue to wear out and cause damage.
We do these checks so that our customers can avoid accidents caused by poor vehicle stability. In other words, your car, truck or SUV will maneuver much better making your ride much safer. Additionally, they will make for a much smoother and comfortable ride.
So, it is fair to conclude that checking your shocks and struts is NOT something you want to ignore.
That’s why we check them every visit. We need to make sure you are aware of the issues and potential safety concerns. We understand that it costs a bit up front, but could be a life saver in the long run.
How Often Do I Need It?
The shocks and struts should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop. And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues. Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals. Please check your manual.
Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice. We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition. This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today. That is because it removes the guess work. Learn more about this system below.
Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?
Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area. These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.
Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?
Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.
- Benalto, Alberta
- Bentley, Alberta
- Red Deer, Alberta
- Blackfalds, Alberta
- Penhold, Alberta
- Stettler, Alberta
- Innisfail, Alberta
- Leslieville, Alberta
- Rimbey, Alberta
- Bowden, Alberta
- Clive, Alberta
- Caroline, Alberta
- Bluffton, Alberta
- Ponoka, Alberta
- Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
- Olds, Alberta
- Wimborne, Alberta
- Delburne, Alberta
- Alix, Alberta
Context for these Services
Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine. This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything. This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.
In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.
Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil. Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.
- combustion chamber
- cylinder head
- set of spark plugs
- rocker arms
- fuel injectors
- connecting rods
- engine block
- timing system
- timing chain
All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle. Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers. So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.