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Not all Big O locations offer Auto Repairs & Services, Please call your location first to confirm!

Big O Tires provides Shocks Replacement services to British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Shocks Replacement Services at Big O Tires

Shock absorbers are components in your vehicle’s suspension system that help your tires remain in contact with the surface of the road. They dampen the impact of road force and absorb the rebound of springs and other suspension components. Front and rear shocks are designed to adjust to driving conditions, like bumps, potholes, and sudden maneuvers. They also reduce bounce rate, sway, and brake dive or acceleration squat. Modern day shocks are velocity-sensitive, which means that the faster the springs and other suspension components are moving, the more resistance provided by the shocks. Hydraulic shocks convert kinetic energy from the springs into thermal energy that the hydraulic fluid inside each shock absorbs and dissipates. When the suspension system bounces, hydraulic fluid is forced through holes inside the piston. This slows the compression of the piston, thereby slowing down spring and suspension movement. While hydraulic and gas shocks are the most common types of shocks used on vehicles today, some vehicles also use electronic and air shocks.



Why Should You Have Shocks Replacement Services Performed at Big O Tires?

Replacing shocks can maximize the performance of your entire suspension system. The components in your suspension system interact and depend on each other. Shock absorbers and brakes work together to help your vehicle stop as soon as possible upon engaging the brake pedal. Worn shocks mean your vehicle is less likely to stop exactly when and where you want. In fact, bad shocks can increase your stopping distance by up to 10 feet. Worn shock absorbers will cause your vehicle to dive when braking. With a set of bad shocks, you may experience problems like bounce, body roll, sway, and other unexpected movements in your suspension system. Healthy shocks improve braking and handling, making your vehicle easier to control. Replacing front and rear shocks as necessary will help promote a safe road for everyone.

We proudly service the Shocks Replacement needs of customers in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : British Columbia | Burnaby BC | Canada | Chilliwack BC | Delta BC | Kamloops BC | Ladysmith BC | Langley BC | Maple Ridge BC | Nanaimo BC | Port Coquitlam BC | Powell River BC | Prince George BC | Richmond BC | Surrey BC | Vancouver BC | Vancouver Coast and Mountains | Vernon BC | Victoria BC | West Vancouver BC | Westbank BC | and surrounding areas

Big-O Tire offers the following Services at select dealerships throughout BC, including:

Wheel alignments Brake inspection and service Electrical System Fuel injection
Transmission Service Cooling system Power steering Tune-ups
Engine Analysis Drivability and diagnostic problems Oil and lube service Batteries
Mufflers/exhaust Suspension - struts/shock Designated Gov't Inspection Facility Tires: Passenger, Light Truck, Performance, Custom Wheels


What’s the difference between Repairs and Maintenance?

Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly or may have worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.

Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle.

The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.

Service Warranty

All BIG O Tire dealers in BC pride themselves on being able to provide the best customer service and the highest quality service work available anywhere. To support that, a service warranty on workmanship, service and/or parts is provided by each independent BIG O Tires dealership. These warranties vary from one aspect of our business to another - Tire warranties are different from Wheel warranties, and each of these differ from warranties on Service work performed during the course of a repair or maintenance on your vehicle. Ask your BIG O dealer at the time of purchase of these products and/or services what the warranty period is and what is covered under it.

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