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December 26th, 2022
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January 2nd, 2023
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New Shop Address: 1439 Autocenter Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (Just 1.5 miles up N. Main St. from our old location).

Walnut Creek Auto Repair

Hours of Service

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Shocks and Struts Replacement in Walnut Creek, CA

Welcome to Diablo Auto Specialists – your one-stop auto maintenance and repair shop in Walnut Creek. Bay Area roads leave a lot to be desired, so suspension repairs are a fact of life. At Diablo Auto Specialists we offer wide range of suspension repairs, including shocks and struts replacement.

Shocks and struts make the ride smoother and make the vehicle easier to control. Even though we talk about “shocks and struts”, shocks differ from struts, in that struts provide structural support for the suspension, while shocks do on. Both dampen bounce and sway, and allow for better vehicle control, but they are not interchangeable. So when it’s time to replace them, shocks have to be replaced with shocks, while struts have to be replaced with struts.

At Diablo Auto Specialists we offer a wide range of automotive maintenance services and repairs, including suspension repairs, so naturally we offer shocks and struts replacement. Shocks and struts should not be taken apart to be repaired – when their internal parts are sufficiently worn out, they should be replaced as a unit.

So how is one to tell if the shocks or struts need replacement?

It may be difficult to tell, as the deterioration is often gradual, and we simply get used to a bit less comfortable ride, without realizing what’s going on. Only when the shocks or struts are replaced, we notice better handling and more comfortable ride. Nevertheless, here are some symptoms to watch out for:

A) Automobile nose dips while braking

B) It takes a longer distance to stop the vehicle

C) Leaking fluid

D) Tires wear unevenly

E) Vibrations while driving

Unfortunately, these same symptoms can be caused by other components going bad, so the only way to be sure is to take your vehicle to a professional mechanic. If you notice these symptoms, bring your vehicle to our auto garage in Walnut Creek. Worn out shocks or struts extend braking distance, so your safety is at stake. Our highly skilled technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), will inspect your vehicle and diagnose the root cause of the symptoms. When you bring your vehicle to our Walnut Creek auto repair facility, you can also anticipate:

  • Free Digital Vehicle Inspection with service or repairs
  • Clean office and friendly staff
  • 36 months / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty on all repairs
  • In most cases, same day service
  • Military and First Responders discounts
  • Free local Uber/Lyft for your convenience

At Diablo Auto Specialists we welcome your questions, so feel free to give us a call, and when you have your car evaluated for suspension issues, we will be happy to go into details of the inspection results. You can make an appointment on our website, or simply call us at the shop. We are looking forward to meeting you and providing your vehicle with superior care.