Toyota Shock and Strut replacement in Lemon Grove

Shock/Strut Replacement in Lemon Grove at Larry H. Miller Toyota Lemon Grove

Whether you drive a new Toyota sedan, pickup truck, or SUV, its suspension comes equipped with parts known as shocks and struts, which help to control the suspension movement and regulating hydraulic fluid. As with any other part, these components should undergo replacement once every 50,000 miles, but you may wish to consider a sooner date if you tend to drive on rougher terrain or use your car for hauling heavy items. When your vehicle needs replacement shocks or struts for the suspension, schedule a service appointment and come see us at Larry H. Miller Toyota Lemon Grove in Lemon Grove, CA.

What Are Shocks/Struts?

Shock absorbers, or "shocks" help to regulate coil-spring suspension by pumping hydraulic fluid into the pistons and converting the kinetic energy generated from suspension movement into thermal energy. In short, they act as oil pumps and help to control suspension movement. Struts are dampers, included on most modern independent suspensions, and act in a similar fashion to shock absorbers in regulating movement. However, the struts also support the vehicle's suspension and allow the springs to stay in place.

When Should Shocks/Struts be Replaced?

If you drive a vehicle on smoother roads, for general commuting, then your suspension might not require replacement parts for 50,000 milers. However, if you typically use your vehicle for hauling heavier items, like lumber or equipment, you should consider maintenance sooner as your suspension may work harder than the average sedan driver. Likewise, you should also consider replacement if you enjoy taking your truck or SUV on off-road adventures or generally rockier terrain.

What Are some Signs Shocks/Struts Need Replacing?

When the shocks and struts of your Toyota's suspension wear down and need replacement, you will notice through a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Excessive vehicle bouncing/bumpy ride on smooth surfaces
  • Front end dives/rear end squats
  • Badly-cupped tires/uneven tire wear
  • Body roll signs- leaning/listing to one side when turning street
  • Unusual sounds- knocking, scraping

Schedule an Appointment Today

When you bring your Toyota in to our service center in Lemon Grove, CA for shock/strut replacement, you enjoy satisfaction your car is in the hands of Toyota-certified technicians who only use genuine parts straight from the manufacturer. Schedule a service appointment today for shock and strut replacement!


Larry H. Miller Toyota Lemon Grove

6800 Federal Blvd
Directions Lemon Grove, CA 91945

  • Service: 619-399-3263


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  • Sunday Closed
  1. Larry H. Miller Toyota Lemon Grove

    6800 Federal Blvd
    Lemon Grove, CA 91945

    • Sales: 619-434-0331
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