Shock & Strut Replacement for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in Draper UT

Shock and Strut replacement in Draper, UT

Shock/Strut Replacement at Larry H. Miller Ford Draper

When the shocks and struts of your Ford suspension need replacement or repair, visit Larry H. Miller Ford Draper in Draper, UT. The shocks and struts of the suspension represent the most integral parts and not only ensure proper alignment balance, but also keep the ride smooth for you and your passengers across aggressive terrain. While these particular components come built to last, they will eventually wear down over time, so when your shocks/struts need replacement, schedule an appointment with our service center at Larry H. Miller Ford Draper in Draper, UT.

The Difference Between Shocks and Struts

While at first glance, shocks and struts might look structurally similar, you cannot swap out one for the other if one wears down prematurely. The shocks, or "shock absorbers" of the suspension function primarily to minimize the impact that the Ford feels during everyday bumps in the road or adverse terrain. Meanwhile, the struts serve a similar function, but they also maintain alignment balance and support the weight of the vehicle on the axles.

When to Replace and Why

We estimate that the shocks and struts of your Ford's suspension should undergo replacement once every 50,000 miles. However, drivers who tend to take their Ford Explorer or Ford F-150 on off-road terrain outside Draper more frequently might expect to replace these parts sooner as consistent adventuring across unknown terrain can increase wear and tear over time. If you tend to operate on smoother surfaces and do not drive as frequently, you may even see suspension components last up to 100,000 miles. However, in either case, you should keep the following signs in mind that the shocks/struts require replacement:

  • Excessive bouncing, even on smoother pavement
  • Misbalanced alignment, vehicle listing swaying to one side
  • Uneven tire wear, caused by misbalanced alignment
  • Decrease in fuel economy
  • "Bottoming out" - vehicle chassis hitting bottom near ground below proper alignment

Schedule a Replacement Appointment Today!

Shoppers can order new replacement shocks and struts online, or you can schedule an appointment and request new parts through our service center. Visit Larry H. Miller Ford Draper today when the shocks/struts of your Ford's suspension need replacement. We hope to see you soon!

Contact

Larry H. Miller Ford Draper

11442 South Lone Peak Parkway
Directions Draper, UT 84020

  • Service: (801) 852-1183

Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Ford Draper

    11442 South Lone Peak Parkway
    Draper, UT 84020

    • Sales: (801) 794-0182
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