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Red Stone Tire, Inc. provides Struts Replacement services to Westerly, RI, Mystic, CT, Charlestown, RI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Struts Replacement Services at Red Stone Tire, 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 Red Stone Tire, 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 Westerly, RI, Mystic, CT, Charlestown, RI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Charlestown RI | Mystic CT | Westerly RI | and surrounding areas

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Red Stone Tire, Inc.

Red Stone Tire, Inc. is a pillar of the Westerly, RI community. Red Stone Tire, Inc. is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Westerly, Rhode Island area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Red Stone Tire, Inc. employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Red Stone Tire, Inc.. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Red Stone Tire, Inc. website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (401) 596-5283
Fax: (401) 596-3600
Address: 114 Ashaway Rd.
Westerly, RI 02891

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