The road you travel will have its bumps and rough spots– it’s guaranteed. Understanding your vehicle’s suspension will help you smooth those bumps and jolts, keeping you on a smooth course to your destination. Knowing the difference between shocks & struts and the construction of your vehicle will help you become a better consumer and better able to make the best decisions for you and your family.
The simplest difference between shocks & struts is that a strut is designed as an integral part of the suspension system, while a shock absorber is not. A strut is also part of the system that allows the tires to turn and keeps a tire stable. Without a functional strut, the car immediately sinks to the lowest possible level, and the wheels may be unable to turn.
A shock absorber is simply that; designed to absorb extra vibration and stresses, in order to provide a better ride quality to your vehicle.
The myriad of possible suspension systems means that we will be able to assist you in keeping your ride smooth and trouble-free, whether your vehicle uses shocks or struts.
At Scotty Muffler & Auto Repair, we’re dedicated to keeping your vehicle in the best condition in order to keep you and your family safe and on the road for as long as you need. We’re a second-generation family business and have been on the job for you, your family, and your vehicle for 35 years. Let us help you with your vehicle’s shocks & struts today!