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M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire provides Struts Replacement services to Springfield, MO, Republic, MO, Nixa, MO, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire

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 M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire?

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 Springfield, MO, Republic, MO, Nixa, MO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Nixa MO | Republic MO | Springfield MO | and surrounding areas

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M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire in Springfield, MO

M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire is an independently owned and operated auto repair and wheel service facility. We pride ourselves on accurate diagnostics and repair for "one-trip solutions" at affordable prices. Our aggressive training curriculum, latest equipment and highly-trained certified technicians are there for you. We take pride in our one-on-one service and individual repair systems. You're not just another number to us. Come visit us today and check out our friendly, laid back environment that you can only get at M.D. Hickman Auto & Tire. 

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Phone: (417) 863-6900
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Address: 706 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 862-7004
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Address: 3247 W. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
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