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Sam Snead Tire provides Shocks Replacement services to Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, Johnson City TN, Elizabethton, TN, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Shocks Replacement Services at Sam Snead Tire

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 Sam Snead Tire?

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 Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, Johnson City TN, Elizabethton, TN, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Abingdon, VA | Bristol, TN | Johnson City TN, Elizabethton, TN | and surrounding areas

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Sam Snead Tire in Abingdon, VA

Sam Snead Tire has 2 locations in VA and TN to best serve our customers. Drivers across Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, and surrounding areas like Johnson City, TN have stood by the expertise of our ASE-certified technicians for nearly 50 years. We offer a variety of auto repairs and tire services, including computer spin balancing, flat tire repairs, brakes, oil changes, and wheel alignments. Our local shuttle service and vehicle pickup and delivery, along with convenient Saturday hours, set us apart from the competition. Sam Snead Tire stocks a complete selection of tires from the best names in the business. When you need auto repairs or tires, let Sam Snead Tire be your first and only stop.

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