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Alert Tire Service provides Shocks Replacement services to Plant City, FL, Lakeland, FL, Tampa, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Shocks Replacement Services at Alert Tire Service

Shock absorbers are components in your vehicle’s suspension system that help your tires remain in contact with the surface of the road. They dampen the impact of road force and absorb the rebound of springs and other suspension components. Front and rear shocks are designed to adjust to driving conditions, like bumps, potholes, and sudden maneuvers. They also reduce bounce rate, sway, and brake dive or acceleration squat. Modern day shocks are velocity-sensitive, which means that the faster the springs and other suspension components are moving, the more resistance provided by the shocks. Hydraulic shocks convert kinetic energy from the springs into thermal energy that the hydraulic fluid inside each shock absorbs and dissipates. When the suspension system bounces, hydraulic fluid is forced through holes inside the piston. This slows the compression of the piston, thereby slowing down spring and suspension movement. While hydraulic and gas shocks are the most common types of shocks used on vehicles today, some vehicles also use electronic and air shocks.



Why Should You Have Shocks Replacement Services Performed at Alert Tire Service?

Replacing shocks can maximize the performance of your entire suspension system. The components in your suspension system interact and depend on each other. Shock absorbers and brakes work together to help your vehicle stop as soon as possible upon engaging the brake pedal. Worn shocks mean your vehicle is less likely to stop exactly when and where you want. In fact, bad shocks can increase your stopping distance by up to 10 feet. Worn shock absorbers will cause your vehicle to dive when braking. With a set of bad shocks, you may experience problems like bounce, body roll, sway, and other unexpected movements in your suspension system. Healthy shocks improve braking and handling, making your vehicle easier to control. Replacing front and rear shocks as necessary will help promote a safe road for everyone.

We proudly service the Shocks Replacement needs of customers in Plant City, FL, Lakeland, FL, Tampa, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Lakeland FL | Plant City FL | Tampa FL | and surrounding areas

Alert Tire Service in Plant City, FL

Alert Tire & Automotive has been serving Plant City and the surrounding areas of Zephyrhills, Brandon, Valrico, Turkey Creek, and Seffner in Central Florida since 1975. We sell all major brands of tires including passenger, truck, farm, and specialty tires. Not to mention, we’re one of the oldest tire retreaders in Florida with our own tire retreading plant. You can save up to 50% purchasing quality retread tires. As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, we employ experienced ASE Certified mechanics who provide our customers with trusted, courteous service. We have one of the most advanced high-tech automotive repair facilities in Central Florida with the diagnostic equipment required to troubleshoot and service today’s newer computerized car and truck operating systems. Stop by and see us today!

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Phone: (813) 754-3554
Fax: (813) 754-6562
Address: 1505 E. Baker Street
Plant City, FL 33566
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