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1701 West Main | Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-5045 | After Hours: (800) 295-4505

Salem Tire Center provides Shocks Replacement services to Salem, IL, Centralia, IL, Mt. Vernon, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Shocks Replacement Services at Salem Tire Center

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 Salem Tire Center?

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 Salem, IL, Centralia, IL, Mt. Vernon, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Centralia IL | Mt. Vernon IL | Salem IL | and surrounding areas

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Salem Tire Center

Salem Tire Center is a pillar of the community. Salem Tire Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Salem, Illinois area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Salem Tire Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Salem Tire Center. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Salem Tire Center website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (618) 548-5045
Fax: (618) 548-2440
Address: 1701 West Main
Salem, IL 62881

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