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The Safety Triangle

There are three parts of a vehicle -- brakes, tires, and shocks -- that work all together and are often called The Safety Triangle. Car Care Canada recommends ensuring that all the safety features on your car are properly maintained and in proper working order. They recommend paying particular attention to the Safety Triangle. These three parts of a vehicle -- brakes, tires, and shocks -- all work together: BRAKES Brakes are the most critical safety item on a vehicle. And studies show that after tires, they are the leading vehicle defect reported at highway accidents. All three parts of the safety triangle must be in good working order to ensure top stopping, or braking performance. . TIRES Tire inflation is something very straightforward that motorists can check themselves. Low tire pressure can increase braking distance. At any one time, vehicles stay on the road courtesy of about four hand-sized pieces of rubber compound. With ... read more



What is the Purpose of Shocks & Struts?

Shocks and struts are important to maintain as they affect your vehicle's stopping distance, tire wear, and steering control. The main purpose of shocks, struts, and even coil springs is to absorb the pressure when driving so you encounter a comfortable ride. Shocks dampen or eliminate spring oscillation (up and down movement) by using a plunger, a cylinder, and non-compressible liquid. When you drive over rough roadways or encounter a pot hole, shocks and struts go to work to help maintain an even ride so your vehicle's steering system is more in control and tires remain on the road surface. Longterm spring oscillation or bouncing can cause shock and strut components to wear allowing for added bouncing and poor tire wear. It also takes longer to stop your car or truck when these parts are worn. If you are encountering a bumpy ride, nose dives when stopping, or unusual tire wear, make sure to have your shocks or struts checked for worn parts. It re ... read more



DID YOU KNOW? We Service Your Vehicle's Shocks and Struts!

We perform expert service on shocks, struts, and coil springs for your car or truck. Make sure your vehicle is both safe and handles properly by allowing us to service your suspension system


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