(641) 357-7117
880 US Highway 18 W.
Clear Lake, IA 50428
  • 24 - Hour Key Drop
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Honesty & Integrity in all our Services
  • Free Estimates on Repairs

Glen's Tire Service Inc. provides Struts Replacement services to Clear Lake, IA, Mason City, IA, Garner, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Glen's Tire Service 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 Glen's Tire Service 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 Clear Lake, IA, Mason City, IA, Garner, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Clear Lake IA | Garner IA | Mason City IA | and surrounding areas

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Glen's Tire Service Inc. in Clear Lake, IA

At Glen's Tire Service Inc., we deliver honesty and integrity in all our services. With free estimates on repairs, a 24-hour key drop, local shuttle service, and other ammenities, we work hard to ensure that you have a great experience with us when you come to us for auto repairs, tires, or wheels in Clear Lake, IA. Located just minutes from Mason City and Garner, we also serve the automotive needs of those communities as well. We're a proud member of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and have earned an A+ rating by the BBB for our service.

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Phone: (641) 357-7117
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Address: 880 US Highway 18 W
Clear Lake, IA 50428
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