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Central Autopoint (Corby) Ltd
34 Maylan Road, Earlstree Ind. Est, Corby, NN17 4DR
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Central Autopoint are proud to offer you a wide range of vehicle services. Our fully trained and qualified technicians are here at hand to carry out ADAS calibrations, Laser Wheel Alignment, Electric and Hybrid vehicle servicing (including battery replacement), Clutches, brakes, timing belts, steeri...

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RESPONSE AUTO REPAIR CENTRE (ILKESTON) LIMITED
AMILDA AVENUE, ILKESTON, DE7 5DB
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Response Auto Repair Centre – MOT Testing, Car Servicing and Repairs Excellent mechanics here to help you out Experienced and trusted garage in Ilkeston Welcome to Response Auto Repair Centre the leading independent auto repair centre in Ilkeston. Based less than a mile away from Ilkeston train stat...

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Erewash Garage Ltd
Fourways Kirkby Lane, Pinxton, Nottingham, NG16 6HW
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Providing testing for class 4 and 7 MOTsServicing up to 3. 5 tonne commercials

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Small MOT station providing testing for class 4 and 7 MOTs. Also vehicle servicing up to 3. 5 tonne commercials. We sell tyres to order. We fit clutches, exhausts, cambelts, tyres and batteries. We now offer a diagnostic service using Snap-on! technology

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Hillside Garage Of Shuttlewood
41 Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, Nr Bolsover, S44 6QN
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Being a well-established garage, we have built up an excellent reputation across Shuttlewood and the surrounding areas for providing a first class customer service. We have a team of highly trained and experienced mechanics, technicians and MOT testers that will advise and assist you when repairing ...

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Topgear MOT & Service
258 - 268 ABBEY STREET, DERBY, Derby, DE22 3SX
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Top Gear MOT and Service Centre Derby Limited is your local Derby garage with the best prices in the area! Our team provide repairs on all tyres, brakes, exhausts, clutches and steering and suspension and will complete all servicing and MOT testing in-house as well as any repairs that might need doi...

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Tech-Tonic Vehicle Repairs
109 Woods Lane, Derby, DE22 3UE
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Here at Tech-Tonic we aim to provide you with a quick easy service for all your motoring needs. With collection and delivery, customer drop off and MOTS carried out at evenings and Sundays if required, booking must be made We specialise in all things German and also DPF cleaning, we are manufacturer...

What are shock absorbers?

When a car is moving over rough or uneven surfaces, shock absorbers help to stop the car bouncing or vibrating too much and ensure that the tyres have full contact with the road surface all the time.

Why are shock absorbers important?

Enormous demands are placed on certain parts of cars when being driven. Shock absorbers are found on a car’s suspension, where they take the strain of all the constant bouncing up and down of the vehicle. Most cars’ wheels also have them. Worn shock absorbers will affect the car’s handling and braking, which can reduce your safety.

How do shock absorbers work?

Shock absorbers have a piston inside them that moves up and down in line with the suspension and, depending on the vehicle, hydraulic fluid or air chambers absorb the energy from the road caused by vibration.

What causes shock absorber problems?

 

  • If a car hits a pothole or curb, a shock absorber might get damaged.
  • When a car is in an accident, there is a chance that its shock absorbers will be damaged.
  • If the springs in the piston of a car’s shock absorber break or the hydraulic fluid or air leaks out.

 

What are the signs that a car needs a shock absorber repair?

Your car will usually need a shock absorber repair if you notice any of the following:

  • The pattern of tyre wear looks like cups or is “scalloping,” which is when the tread looks wavy all around, because the tyre isn’t able to stay firmly on the road.
  • If a car feels different to drive on a familiar road, its shock absorbers might be worn or damaged
  • When a car’s stopping distance is up to 20% further than usual.
  • If a car bounces more than it normally would while driving over bumps.
  • Whenever a car swings up and down like a boat.
  • If a car swerves and dips when the brakes are used.
  • On those occasions when tyres start squealing when a car goes around corners.
  • If a car’s suspension squeaks.

 

How long does a shock absorber repair take?

 

  • Replacing a shock absorber is a relatively simple job to perform.
  • A standalone shock absorber is connected to a car’s suspension and frame and can be changed quickly.
  • A strut shock absorber is harder to change because suspension coil springs and the strut unit have to be removed to get the work done.

 

How much do shock absorbers cost?

 

  • The cost of an individual shock absorber can be up to £200, but labour needs to be factored in.
  • Buying shock absorbers in pairs will lower the cost.
  • When shock absorbers are replaced, the suspension mounts are removed and should be changed at the same time, which will add a little more to the cost.

 

Driving in the East Midlands

From Lincoln’s winding streets and glorious medieval cathedral, to legendary Sherwood Forest and the natural drama of the Peaks, the East Midlands is a varied region. 88% of the land is rural, though the major cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby mean that the population stands at around 4.5 million. The geographical centre of England lies in Higham on the Hill in west Leicestershire, close to the boundary between the East and West Midlands.

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