Let's talk shocks and struts.

Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Slidell and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles and other autos in the Slidell area. They're easy for Slidell to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop in time.

When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps in our Slidell roads. Your vehicle will wallow through corners; your front-end will dive when you stop; and your rear-end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle. And your ride just isn't as comfortable.

Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear so Slidell will have to replace their tires sooner than they should. Worn shocks and struts also stresses other suspension and steering parts causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there's a lot riding on them.

Replacing worn shocks and struts saves in the long run for our local Slidell drivers – and of course you can't really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. At Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories, we generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 75,000 kilometers.

When it's time for new shocks or struts, we've got you covered in Slidell. At Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories, we can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that'll improve your performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that'll give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs.

Slidell experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel.

If you need new shocks or struts, let Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories help you take care of this safety service. You'll feel better, and you'll save on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.

No matter how well they're made, vehicles will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car to get the recall work done.

These recalls always affect safety, so Slidell residents should take them seriously. It's easy for Slidell folks to see if a vehicle's being recalled.

It's easy for Slidell drivers to forget about servicing their transmission because it doesn't need it very often, but proper transmission service keeps your vehicle running smoothly and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road.

The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used fluid is actually bits of clutch material. This grit flowing through your transmission under pressure eats away at seals and gaskets which can lead to leaks.

When we drive on our Slidell LA streets, we encounter blind spots. We can greatly reduce our blind spots by properly adjusting our mirrors to give the widest coverage possible. Make the adjustments to your vehicle before you start to drive.

First, adjust your rear view mirror to give the best possible view directly to the rear of your vehicle or other vehicle type. You don't need it to get a better view of either side of the car, the kids in the back seat or your dazzling smile. The rear view mirror should look to the rear.

Racing legend Richard Petty once said, "If you've got good brakes you can stay out of a lot of trouble." If you're hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, have us do a disc brake inspection for you. We'll tell you if there's something wrong and what it'll take to get your brakes all fixed up.

At Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories in Slidell we install quality NAPA replacement parts.

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