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(207) 850-1080 328 Jagger Mill Rd, Sanford, Maine 04073
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Chandler's Automotive and Towing provides Struts Replacement services to Springvale, ME, Sanford, ME, Alfred, ME, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Chandler's Automotive and Towing

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 Chandler's Automotive and Towing?

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 Springvale, ME, Sanford, ME, Alfred, ME, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Alfred ME | Sanford ME | Springvale ME | and surrounding areas

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Chandler's Automotive and Towing in Sanford, ME

Chandler's Automotive and Towing offers the best deals on name brand tires and rims in the greater Sanford region, plus a full suite of automotive services. For auto repairs in Sanford, there's no better place to take your car, truck, or SUV to get fixed. Our skilled technicians are here to offer service with integrity. Need a tow? We have towing services available 24/7 to help you when you need it most. We'll tow within a 50 mile radius, too. When it comes tires, shop our huge selection online using our tire fitment guide or call us to learn more about our selection. We proudly serve Sanford, Springvale, and Alfred, ME at our shop, which is also an AAA-Approved Repair Facility and official NAPA AutoCare Center.

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Phone: (207) 850-1080
Fax: (207) 850-1087
Address: 328 Jagger Mill Rd
Sanford, ME 04073
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