12 Great Hill Road, Ansonia, CT 06401
(Located in the Tri-Town Plaza)
(203) 735-7887
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
Enter through Tri-Town Plaza

Welcome to Tire Shak

Since opening its doors back in 1971, Tire Shak has provided both the highest quality tires and automotive repair services to its clientele. Currently located at 12 Great Hill Rd., Ansonia, CT, the Tire Shak also serves customers from neighboring areas including Seymour, Oxford, Derby, Shelton, Woodbridge, and Naugatuck.

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Tire Shak provides Struts Replacement services to Ansonia, CT, Seymour, CT, Oxford, CT, and other surrounding areas.
Approx. Time: 120 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Tire Shak

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 Tire Shak?

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 Ansonia, CT, Seymour, CT, Oxford, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ansonia CT | Oxford CT | Seymour CT | and surrounding areas

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Tire Shak

Since opening its doors back in 1971, Tire Shak has provided both the highest quality tires and automotive repair services to its clientele. Currently located at 12 Great Hill Rd., Ansonia, CT, the Tire Shak also proudly serves customers from neighboring areas including Seymour, Oxford, Derby, Shelton, Woodbridge, Naugatuck, and Beacon Falls. The store specializes in tires, brakes, front end work, wheel alignments, oil changes, as well as shocks and struts. The highly trained and courteous staff of mechanics provides a wide range of services such as flat repairs, computer spin balance, and low profile tire installations. Customers can count on only the most durable and reliable products from well-known names MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®.

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Phone: 203-735-7887
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Address: 12 Great Hill Road
Ansonia, CT 06401

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