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Southern tire
Of Summerville
(843) 875-7000
427 Trolley Rd.
Summerville, SC
M-F: 8AM - 5PM
SAT: 8AM - 12PM
Southern Alignment
& Brakes
(843) 771-3996
406 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC
M-F: 8AM - 5PM
SAT: 8AM - 12PM

Southern Tire of Summerville provides Struts Replacement services to Summerville, SC, Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Southern Tire of Summerville

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 Southern Tire of Summerville?

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 Summerville, SC, Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Charleston SC | Mount Pleasant SC | Summerville SC | and surrounding areas

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Southern Tire of Summerville

Southern Tire of Summerville is a pillar of the Summerville, SC community. Southern Tire of Summerville is a leader in offering tire repair services for customers located in and around the Summerville, South Carolina area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. All of our tire repair services are readily available at competitive prices. Our showroom features top tire brands and used tires. Take this opportunity to browse the Southern Tire of Summerville website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (843) 875-7000
Fax: (843) 875-2764
Address: 427 Trolley Rd.
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: 843-771-3996
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Address: 406 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485

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