New Summer Saturday Hours for all Melvin's Tire Pros locations starting Saturday, August 3rd through Saturday, September 7th
Store hours are 7:30am - 2:00pm. We will resume 7:30 - 4:00pm September 14th
10 School Street & Route 6 | Seekonk, MA 02771..................(508) 336-4100
45 Huling Road | North Kingstown, RI 02852..........................(401) 268-3882
390 George Washington Highway | Smithfield, RI 02917......(401) 349-3668
2760 Harford Avenue (Route 6) | Johnston, RI 02919............(401) 934-3220

Melvin's Tire Pros provides Struts Replacement services to Johnston, RI, North Scituate, RI, Cranston, RI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Melvin's Tire Pros

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 Melvin's Tire Pros?

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 Johnston, RI, North Scituate, RI, Cranston, RI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Cranston RI | Johnston RI | North Kingstown RI | North Scituate RI | Seekonk MA | Smithfield RI | and surrounding areas

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