Shocks & Struts Replacement


When you need shocks & struts replacement in Kent WA, Central Avenue Automotive is here to help. We’re a family-owned and operated full-service shop offering high-quality repairs and maintenance since 1998. ASE-certified and AAA-approved, we’re equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Our skilled technicians can handle anything your vehicle needs, from oil changes to extensive repairs. Beyond our technical skills, we’re also known for our friendly customer service and willingness to go the extra mile!

Contact us today at (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online.

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Shocks, Struts & Suspension Replacement

Shocks and struts are an essential part of the suspension system. When they become worn or damaged, they affect more than just the comfort of your ride–they can also be a safety issue. Driving with damaged or worn shocks and struts can increase your stopping distance and impact your ability to control your vehicle, especially in slippery conditions. They can also increase wear and tear on other parts in the suspension system and accelerate tire wear. 

However, it’s not always easy to tell when it’s time to replace your shocks or struts because the wear tends to happen gradually. Although manufacturers’ recommendations vary, most vehicles need shocks & struts replacement at our Kent WA shop every 75,000 to 90,000 miles. If you tow a vehicle or often drive on unpaved roads, you may need to have them replaced more often. In addition, hard impacts like hitting a curb, driving over severe potholes, or getting into an accident can cause various types of suspension damage.

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Super nice people, Conner was at the front desk as well as another person but I didn’t catch her name. Both were helpful. The shop couldn’t repair my issue due to the manufacturer requiring specific tools. They did a safety inspection and didn’t charge me for it or for the diagnostics since they couldn’t perform the fix!
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Some common signs of shocks, struts & suspension replacement include:

  • A bumpy ride
  • The front end nosedives when braking
  • Tipping to one side or drifting while navigating turns
  • Instability at highway speeds
  • Excessive tire bouncing
  • Cupping or uneven tire wear
  • Unusual noises, like knocking or banging coming from the suspension
  • Fluid leaks near the shocks or struts
  • Difficulty steering 

Another sign your vehicle’s suspension needs attention is to do the bounce test. Put your car in park and push down on the front end with all your weight. Bounce up and down a few times, then let go. If your car bounces on its own more than two or three times, you likely need new shocks or struts. 

Makes We Service

At Central Avenue Automotive, we service most makes and models, including:

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Your Full-Service Auto Repair Shop

If suspension repair isn’t your only concern, Central Avenue Automotive offers every service you need to keep your car well-maintained and performing its best. Whether you need an oil change, tune up, factory-scheduled maintenance, or a major repair, you can count on us to keep your vehicle on the road. We’re dedicated to performing all services in line with our core values of honesty and integrity, quality and value, and safety and dependability. You can trust that you’ll always receive honest advice and recommendations from our team—and we’ll never recommend anything unnecessary. We treat you like family and your vehicle as if it were our own! 

Schedule an appointment today by calling (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online.

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