Shocks and Struts Repair and Replacement in Castro Valley
Adams Autoworx is Castro Valley’s premier suspension repair shop. We offer broad range of suspension services, including Castro Valley shocks and struts repair and replacement. Whether you drive a Mini Cooper or a Lexus LX, at some point, shocks and struts replacement will become a necessity. The sorry state of Bay Area roads tends to be hard on suspensions, and shocks and struts carry the biggest burden.
At Adams Autoworx we can provide professional suspension inspections, we can diagnose suspension problems, and provide you with an electronic copy of the results, including pictures of failing suspension components. Once we pinpoint exactly what needs to be done, we can proceed with repairs, including shocks and struts replacement, if necessary.
Since “shocks and struts” are often mentioned together, it’s easy to think of them as interchangeable, or even as a unit. In reality, while shocks and struts serve the same primary function – dampening up-and-down motion of the vehicle, improving ride comfort and vehicle control, they are not, literally, interchangeable - one would never replace a strut with a shock absorber, or a shock absorber with a strut.
As a matter of fact, majority of vehicles are designed to have either all shocks, or all struts. While there are some vehicles that are designed with struts on the front axle, and shock absorbers on the rear axle, they are in a minority. As your vehicle ages, parts wear out, and shocks and struts are no exception. Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley offers full range of shocks and struts diagnostics, repairs, and shock and strut replacement.
Difficulty braking and extended braking distance can be symptomatic of worn shocks or struts – if you notice that your vehicle takes longer to stop, bring it to Adams Autoworx for a professional suspension inspection.
Here are other worn shocks or struts symptoms to be aware of:
- Tapping sound when driving over bumps
- Leaking fluid
- Tires wear unevenly
- It takes longer to stop the car
- Vibrations while driving
- Vehicle nose dips while braking
Some of the above symptoms can be caused by problems that are not shocks or struts related, hence we recommend professional inspection to determine the root cause of the problems.
So bring your vehicle to Adams Autoworx – you will be warmly greeted by our friendly staff, and you can expect superior customer service, as well as:
- Original Equipment quality parts
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your car
- 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty
- Free local Uber or Lyft
- Discounts for the Military and First Responders
- In most cases, same day service completion
If your vehicle exhibits symptoms that suggest that shocks or struts are due for a checkup or replacement, bring your car to our Castro Valley auto repair shop. Our nationally ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified mechanics will take great care of your vehicle.
For your convenience, you can make an appointment online, or call us.