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Dynes Motor Group
391- 395 Erith Rd, Erith, DA8 3LT
1137 Reviews

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Dynes of Bexleyheath have an extremely skilled, experienced and qualified team of fully trained technicians who are able to help you with all of your car servicing needs. Please use our online booking system in order to book your vehicle in with our team for servicing.

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Hookems Garage Limited
41 Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 1LH
555 Reviews
Family run businessOver 50 years mechanical experience

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Family run business set on the outskirts of the city centre, We pride our selves in customer trust and quality of service we provide. From simple servicing to engine repairs we can cater for all your vehicle needs. With us been a small independent garage our prices are unbeatable and with our fam...

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HiQ Havant (Triangle Cars)
Unit 8 Dunsbury Business Park, Fulflood Road, Havant, PO9 5AX
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Servicing community for over 15yrsGoodyear and Dunlop Certified Dealers

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Here at HiQ Tyres & Autocare Havant (Triangle Cars) we have been servicing the local community for over 15 years and we feel that we truly understand our customers' needs and pride ourselves on delivering customer service to the highest standards. We offer a full range of tyre fitting and car car...

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Station Garage (Park Gate) Ltd
Park Gate Business Centre, Chandlers Way, Southampton, SO31 1FQ
982 Reviews
SPECIALIST OIL IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGEFamily-run service and MOT test centreWe’ve been in business for over 20yrs

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Station Garage in Park Gate is a family-run service and MOT test centre with a reputation for honesty and reliability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and our team have over 100 years of experience working on vehicles between them.

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Combined Motor Services Hornchurch
(Romford & Upminster) 187-189 Hornchurch Rd, Hornchurch, RM12 4TE
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No Pass No Fee MOT for April 2021

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Combined Motor Services Hornchurch At Combined Motor Services we pride ourselves with the excellent services we can provide to all our customers. Not only do we give your vehicle a high-standard of service and care, but our customer service is second to none and we are here to help you get your veh...

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CAERPHILLY MOT CENTRE
81b commercial stree, PONTYGWINDY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, Caerphilly, CF83 3HU
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Caerphilly MOT Centre as your local independent garage serving the Caerphilly area. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We provide a comprehensive motor vehicle repair service, including servicing, MOT, Air-con & general repairs. We are able to service most vehicle types and give...

Why Is a Shock Absorber Repair Important?

Shock absorbers are an integral part of any suspension system. They ensure a comfortable and safe drive by cushioning your vehicle's constant bouncing caused by the road surface. This means that there are enormous demands placed upon your shock absorbers and you will certainly feel the effects on your handling and steering if they're worn.

Shock absorbers directly impact your safety, so you must look out for any signs of a faulty part and book a free check with a suspension specialist as soon as you notice a problem.

 

What Are the Signs That a Car Needs a Shock Absorber Repair or Replacement?

There are plenty of common warning signs that can indicate a suspension problem. These include:

  • The pattern of tyre wear looks like cups or is “scalloping". This is when the tread looks wavy, because the tyre isn’t able to stay firmly on the road.
  • Your car behaves differently on a familiar road.
  • Your stopping distance is up to 20% further than usual.
  • You notice your car bouncing more than it normally would while driving over bumps.
  • Your car swings up and down like a boat.
  • Your car swerves and dips when the brakes are used.
  • Squealing tyres when you turn a corner.
  • Squeaking suspension.

 

Shock absorbers wear naturally over time but neglect can also cause them to fail suddenly. To maximise their lifespan, we recommend driving sensibly and booking regular car maintenance.

 

Why Use BookMyGarage For Your Suspension Check & Repair?

We have helped over 14.3 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare suspension specialists near you through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As one of the UK’s leading garage comparison sites, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of booking your suspension repair or replacement:

 

No Upfront Payment. You never enter any payment details when you book your free suspension check. We never charge you any fees to use our site and you always pay the garage directly after the appointment.

Filter Garages Your Way.Whether you want to book the cheapest shock absorber replacement near you or care more about the garage’s reviews, we’ve got you covered. You can filter your search results by price, reviews & ratings, distance, availability and additional services to find the best deal for your needs.

24/7 Online Booking. When you need an appointment, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

Easy 3-Step Booking Process.There’s no upfront registration and no faff. You just provide your vehicle’s details, choose the best deal and provide a suitable date and time for your suspension check. That gives you more time to do the things you care about.

 

Enter your reg and postcode to compare labour rates from specialists near you and book a visual inspection for your shock absorber repair or replacement in seconds. After the inspection, your chosen garage will provide a no-obligation estimate for the repair work. You always pay this bill to the garage directly and only ever after they've completed all the work.

 

How to Book Your Suspension Check

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort local garages by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.

 

After you book your visual inspection, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.

You can change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.

 

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How Long Does a Shock Absorber Repair Take?

On average, a shock absorber replacement takes between 1 1/2 and 4 hours. This depends on the type of suspension system your vehicle uses and how many shock absorbers need changing.

A standalone shock absorber is relatively simple to repair or replace as it is easy to remove. However, a strut shock absorber is more complicated and harder to change.

Once a technician has inspected your vehicle, they can provide a more accurate time estimate.

 

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