Shocks and Struts are important because they help you maintain control behind the wheel. A shock is essentially the thing that keeps the spring in check. When you go over a huge bump shock is there to dampen the oscillation of the springs. Functional shocks keep those springs in check, letting you enjoy the impact-absorbing properties of the springs without any undue bouncing after the fact. A strut, keeps the spring in check. It’s more than just a damper, though; struts also add structural integrity to the suspension.
The best way to know if you need need new shocks or struts is to bring your vehicle in to be inspected. Shocks and struts are integral to car control, so when they fail, your car becomes a hazard to both yourself and other drivers. Contact Hanover Shell and Auto Repair today about replacing your shocks & struts.
State Inspection Stickers
Each year in the state of Massachusetts you are required to have your vehicle pass an inspection. At Hanover Shell and Auto Repair we make our best effort to get you in and out. If it’s that time of year, come down for your Massachusetts Inspection Sticker.
In the event that your car does not pass inspection you will be given a temporary sticker and have 60 days to correct whatever problems might exist for further questions please visit the DMV site here.
The vehicle safety inspection takes roughly 12 minutes to complete, and inspectors will look at 14 aspects on your vehicle, including:
- Visual overview of your registration certificate, vehicle identification number (VIN), and license plate stickers.
- Steering and suspension.
- All rearview mirrors.
- Brake test (both parking and service brake).
- Exhaust system (muffler and smoke check).
- Glass, glazing, and windshield wipers.
- Vehicle lighting (e.g. headlights, turn signals, brake lights, etc.)
- Tires and wheels.
- Fuel tank, fenders, and bumper.
- Gas cap.
- Vehicle height (if altered).
- Seat belts.