Suspension Repair Services

Shocks and Struts
Check Every 50,000 Miles

Most owners know their vehicles require routine maintenance, including periodic inspection of their batteries, spark plugs, tires, windshield wipers, filters and fluids. But often the parts drivers can't see, such as shock absorbers and struts, located under the vehicle-don't get the attention they deserve. In addition to causing an uncomfortable ride and poor handling, weak shocks may cause changes in vehicle ride height. This may lead to increased wear on other suspension components-including tires, ball joints and springs-which could cause premature component failure in extreme cases. These components are often more expensive to replace than the shocks themselves. Shocks and struts are the only devices on your vehicle designed to help reduce up and down movement. Reducing this movement can offer many benefits, such as improved comfort, control and handling.
Shocks, Struts & Suspension
Q: Is there an obvious sign, like a noise or a jolt, that shock absorbers make when they wear out and need to be replaced?
A: Not really. Shocks wear out gradually, so an incremental loss of handling, control or ride performance may not even be noticeable to the vehicle owner. The vehicle's shocks should be inspected every time the vehicle comes in for any service.

Q: Which of the following are indications that a vehicle's shocks may need to be replaced?
a) Vehicle continues to bounce after hitting a road bump
b) Vehicle may take longer to stop
c) Vehicle nose-dives when braking
d) Vehicle ride is shaky or bumpy
e) Vehicle sways or leans on turns

A: All five are symptoms of worn-out shocks. Because shocks deteriorate slowly, most drivers say that until the new shocks are installed, they don't realize what a significant difference shocks make in comfort, control and handling.

Q: Is there any physical evidence that may indicate a vehicle's shocks need replacing?
A: The two most common physical signs are: 1) cupping of the tires; that is, fairly regular, small patches of rubber dug out around the tire's circumference, and 2) oil leaking from the shocks. Monroe encourages drivers to have their vehicle's suspension system thoroughly inspected every time the vehicle comes in for any service by a service center that has ASE-certified technicians.
Suspension System problems can cause a vehicle to become hard to control.
If you experience any of the following problems, make sure you schedule an appointment at one of our stores.

• You hit a bump and you notice your vehicle keeps bouncing for a while
• It's more difficult to turn the steering wheel, or it feels like something is binding or dragging
• The steering wheel moves too easily
• Your vehicle pulls to one side while you're driving
• You must constantly correct the direction of the car by turning the steering wheel when you're driving
• Your steering wheel jumps or jerks when you're idling or driving slowly
• Your steering wheel begins to vibrate
• The steering wheel wobbles side-to-side when you're traveling at steady speeds
• When you turn a corner, you hear a knocking, clunking and/or squeaking noise
• When you turn the steering wheel all the way in one direction, you hear a whining or moaning sound
Auto repair and services at any of our locations - Kansasland Tire, Nebraskaland Tire, Coloradoland Tire & Service and Guymon Tire
KANSAS
Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
1452 N. Maize Rd.
Wichita, KS 67212

Phone: (316) 773-9595
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Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
3167 N. Rock Rd
Wichita, KS 67226

Phone: (316) 634-1444
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Wichita
Kansasland Tire - Wichita, Kansas
2015 W. 21st St.
Wichita, KS 67203

Phone: (316) 838-0807
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Andover
Kansasland Tire - Andover, Kansas
664 S. Andover Rd.
Andover, KS 67002

Phone: (316) 733-1254
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Concordia
Kansasland Tire - Concordia, Kansas
1721 Lincoln
Concordia, KS 66901

Phone: (785) 243-2706
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Derby
Kansasland Tire - Derby, Kansas
130 E. Madison
Derby, KS 67037

Phone: (316) 788-3647
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Emporia
Kansasland Tire - Emporia, Kansas
611 Prairie Street
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: (620) 343-8473
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Fredonia
Kansasland Tire - Fredonia, Kansas
1526 N 2nd St
Fredonia, KS 66736

Phone: (620) 378-4528
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Garden City
Kansasland Tire - Garden City, Kansas
1702 E. Fulton
Garden City, KS 67846

Phone: (620) 276-2323
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Goodland
Kansasland Tire - Goodland, Kansas
1402 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Phone: (785) 899-3689
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Great Bend
Kansasland Tire - Great Bend, Kansas
1820 N. Main St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Phone: (620) 793-5477
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Hays
Kansasland Tire - Hays, Kansas
730 E. 8th St.
Hays, KS 67601

Phone: (785) 628-1071
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Hutchinson
Kansasland Tire - Hutchinson, Kansas
29 W. Sherman
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Phone: (620) 663-3381
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Liberal
Kansasland Tire - Liberal, Kansas
837 S. Kansas Avenue
Liberal, KS 67901

Phone: (620) 624-4823
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Norton
Kansasland Tire - Norton, Kansas
11101 Road E1
Norton, KS 67654

Phone: (785) 877-5181
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Pittsburg
Kansasland Tire - Pittsburg, Kansas
901 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Phone: (620) 231-7210
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Salina
Kansasland Tire - Salina, Kansas
684 S. Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS 67401

Phone: (785) 825-8724
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
300 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66603

Phone: (785) 233-4156
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
2855 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Phone: (785) 271-1122
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Topeka
Kansasland Tire - Topeka, Kansas
1700 SW Westport Dr
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Phone: (785) 271-0123
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NEBRASKA
Chadron
Nebraskaland Tire - Chadron, Nebraska
231 W. 2nd Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Phone: (308 )432-4488
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Lexington
Nebraskaland Tire - Lexington, Nebraska
Commercial Tire Center
HWY 283 & HWY I-80
Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: (308) 324-6374
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Lexington
Nebraskaland Tire - Lexington, Nebraska
511 Plum Creek Pkwy
Lexington, NE 68850

Phone: (308) 324-4604
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North Platte
Nebraskaland Tire - North Platte, Nebraska
1100 S. Dewey
North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: (308) 532-1100
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  Scottsbluff
Nebraskaland Tire - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
709 Broadway
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Phone: (308) 632-7731
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Sidney
Nebraskaland Tire - Sidney, Nebraska
238 Illinois Street
Sidney, NE 69162

Phone: (308) 254-5125
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COLORADO
Arvada
Coloradoland Tire and Service
5210 West 78th Place
Arvada, CO 80003

Phone: (303) 427-1177
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Castle Rock
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Castle Rock, Colorado
4978 Front Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Phone: (720) 733-1199
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Denver TechCtr
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
8000 E. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80237

Phone: (303) 694-2585
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Denver
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
6995 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (303) 426-7947
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Denver
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
887 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

Phone: (303) 733-5100
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Lakewood
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
11196 W Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215

Phone: (303) 238-7595
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Littleton
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Denver, Colorado
12672 West Ken Caryl Ave
Littleton, CO 80127

Phone: (303) 973-3828
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Burlington
Coloradoland Tire and Service - Burlington, Colorado
47200 W. Hwy 24
Burlington, CO 80807
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Lamar
Coloradoland Tire and Service
105 S. 4th St.
Lamar, CO 81052

Phone: (719) 336-9075
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OKLAHOMA
    Guymon
Guymon Tire and Auto
Guymon Tire and Auto
1018 Highway 54 NE
Guymon, OK 73942

Phone: (580) 338-2516
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