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Welcome to Barthold Tire, the number one tire and service shop in the area! Since 1985, we have been serving the areas of Gainesville, Bowie, Muenster, Sanger, Ardmore, Sherman, Denton, Ft. Worth, Denison and Whitesboro, TX. We are a family owned and operated business and have been for the past forty years. We strive to provide fast, professional, customer service and competitive pricing. We treat our customers like our family so when you leave your vehicle with us rest assured it will be in good hands.
Barthold Tire offers top of the line tire brands like MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal® and many others! We also offer a full line of auto services including: brakes, roadside assistance, wheel alignments and much more! Check out our Shop for Tires and Shop for Service page to see all we can do for you! Barthold Tire is also committed to staying active and helping out in the community by supporting local organizations and schools. Whatever you need we are sure to do…stop by and see us today!
While the function of shocks and struts is very similar, the biggest difference is in how they mount to your vehicle. Shocks function in addition to other suspension components, while struts are designed as a pivot point for the steering mechanism. Struts behave as a dampening device that absorbs excessive bounce. The strut assembly combines coil springs, spring seats, strut bearings, and shock absorbers into one working unit. The steering arm or steering knuckle is also included in some strut designs. Struts use a piston to absorb high lateral loads. The spring seat and strut bearing allow the shock to pivot with the front wheels and the steering mechanism. Struts and accompanying suspension components help push tires back into place when one leaves the road. Overall, struts work in conjunction with the rest of the suspension system to help stabilize the vehicle while maintaining a comfortable and safe ride.
Worn struts increase braking distance and increase body roll, sway, and bounce rate. The bounce test, wherein you bounce on each corner of your vehicle a few times, is a good way to determine whether or not you need to schedule a strut replacement. If your vehicle bounces and settles, your struts are operating as they should. If your vehicle continues to bounce, you should seek to replace the struts on your suspension system as soon as possible. Other signs that your struts need to be replaced include excessive brake dive, acceleration squat, body roll or sway, and unusual tire wear patterns. Unusual noise from struts may also indicate that the spring seat or strut bearing requires a replacement. If you experience any of the above signs of worn struts, contact us immediately. Having your struts replaced will improve braking, handling, and the overall controllability of your vehicle.
We proudly service the Struts Replacement needs of customers in Gainesville, TX, Bowie, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, and surrounding areas.
Areas Served :
Gainesville, TX | Bowie, TX | Ft. Worth, TX | and surrounding areas
Barthold Tire Company