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1029 Taylor Court
Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A1

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The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. provides Struts Replacement services to Bracebridge, ON, Parry Sound, ON, Orillia, ON, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.

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 The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.?

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 Bracebridge, ON, Parry Sound, ON, Orillia, ON, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Bracebridge ON | Orillia ON | Parry Sound ON | and surrounding areas

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The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.

The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. is a pillar of the Bracebridge, ON community. The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Bracebridge, Ontario area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires, and antique & classic tires. Custom wheels are available at The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.. 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 The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (888) 840-7338
Fax: (705) 645-7762
Address: 1029 Taylor Court
Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A1

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