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Tire Mart of Chiefland
1530 NW. 26th Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-0013
Tire Mart of Lake City
2700 US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 752-0054

Tire Mart provides Struts Replacement services to Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Tire Mart

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 Mart?

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 Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chiefland FL | Lake City FL | Live Oak FL | and surrounding areas

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Tire Mart

Tire Mart has two locations. The first location is at 2700 US Highway 90 West in Lake City, Florida. This location was founded in 1971 by David Johnson, Sr. and his son-in-law, James Burke, Jr. The business originally was started as a truck stop and restaurant, but changed focus in 1984 when Tire Mart was officially opened. The current managers of this location are James Burke, Jr., and David Johnson, Jr.. The second location was opened in 1998 at 1530 NW 26th Avenue in Chiefland, Florida, and is managed by Jimmy Burke. Customers living in the Lake City, Chiefland and Live Oak communities can choose either one of the Tire Mart facilities. The Lake City location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm. The Chiefland location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. At Tire Mart, we understand how much of an investment your car is and that’s why we care for each car as if it were our own.

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