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Shocks, Struts, and Suspension Performance

Shocks do one job: they create resistance and absorb the force generated at each wheel as it handles the road. Another way to consider shocks is that they dampen the impact that each wheel faces while you drive down a street littered with potholes. Shocks work hard giving you the smoothest ride possible.


Struts are a slightly different story because they are a structural component of the suspension system. Struts do the same job as shocks but differently: Struts have become increasingly popular because they can dampen road impacts while being lighter and taking up less space. But struts can provide structural support to other suspension components like the spring while helping hold the tire in alignment.


Suspension Performance: We put the Smooth in Smooth Ride

When you get Shock & Strut Suspension Service at Travers Premier Auto Service, you already know that you are getting a smoother road ahead. The customer service and guaranteed service results that you always get at Travers Premier Auto Service is paving the smooth way forward. You’ll also notice that when you get Shock & Strut Suspension Service, your driving experience with smooth ride has improved massively. Travers Premier Auto Service is all about smooth: a seamless hassle-free service experience while getting you the smoothest ride possible by restoring your Shocks, Struts, and Suspension to peak performance.


Symptoms of a Suspension Performance Problem?

Shocks and struts are so crucial to your driving experience that any emerging problems might be difficult to detect at first. However, the problem will only get worse, never better on its own. We recommend monitoring your vehicle carefully to observe any suspension problems when they are minor. By catching minor problems with shocks or struts early, the problem can get fixed before it can get worse. Never ignore any of the symptoms of a suspension performance problem because it will eventually threaten passenger safety:

  • Cupped tire tread wear pattern – like hills and valleys around the surface
  • Rough roads cause bottoming out
  • Rocking or sway when turning a corner or in strong crosswinds
  • Knocking sound when cornering
  • You cannot classify your driving experience as “smooth”


Have a Symptom? Contact Us!

If you have any of the symptoms of poor suspension performance, the problem will get worse over time until it is a safety concern for us at Travers Premier Auto Service. Get the problem fixed quickly, conveniently, and hassle-free by a certified technician. Travers Premier Auto Service is conveniently located in Florissant & O’Fallon near St. Charles, St. Peters, Chesterfield, Clayton, and St. Louis, Missouri.