Alpine Tire provides Struts Replacement services to Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Alpine Tire

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 Alpine Tire?

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 Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and surrounding areas.

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Alpine Tire

Alpine Tire has been serving the Roaring Fork Valley since 1980. We're committed to providing you with the highest quality customer service and the best products on the market. We only sell reputable tires and wheels from reliable brands, and we provide professional maintenance and auto repair services using high-quality equipment. See us for your next brake repair, belt and hose replacement, suspension service, oil change, and much more. Our staff works on both foreign and domestic vehicles. Our family-owned and operated business serves customers located in and around the Glenwood Springs, Colorado area. We employ a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, and light truck or SUV tires. Our custom wheel selection is diverse with many styles and sizes available. We can keep your tires and wheels at their best with routine rotation, balancing, and alignment services. Use our website to shop for tires online or learn more about the automotive repair services we provide.

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Phone: (970) 945-6662
Fax: (970) 945-9561
Address: 2750 S. Glen Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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