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K J L Motors Ltd
KJL MOTORS LTD, Units S1&S2 Eastern Counties Leather Industrial Estate, London Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3EE
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KJL Motors is a well established and respected MOT Servicing & Repair centre in Cambridge. We focus on providing an exceptional garage service with competitive pricing. We have been serving customers in the Cambridge area for many years and have up-to-date fully equipped MOT test centre with all the...

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Free Spirit Automotive
1 Firbank Way, Chartmoor Business Park, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4YP
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A small investment in routine servicing, combined with a Free Spirt inspection program will result in..... Will reduce the likely hood and cost of unexpected repairs in the future A properly maintained car is a safer car Optimum fuel economy Helps protect the future value of your car

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Uncle Toms Service Station & MOT Centre Ltd
Uncle Toms service station and MOT centre Ltd, Units 45-47, Purdeys Ind Est, Purdeys Way, Rochford, SS4 1ND
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At Uncle Toms, as a long standing local Business, we pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service, from the moment you turn up, to the moment you collect your car. We specialise in servicing vehicles for local people and businesses at our site in Rochford and have built a reputatio...

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A1 Autocentre (Ockendon)
1 Ardmore Rd, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5TH
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Our well established 'Family run' garage located in South Ockendon provides a wide range of vehicle services, MOT's and repairs for the people of Essex at very competitive prices. If you like to experience bespoke customer service that puts their customers first at a competitive price then come and ...

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DLG Auto Repair Ltd
Chalk Hill, Watling Street, Dunstable, LU6 1RS
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At DLG Auto Repair, we take good care of your car. Our independent, family-run garage has been established for 25 years providing honest and reliable services for customers in Dunstable and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to keeping our garage honest, affordable and friendly for customers lookin...

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Sm cars services ltd
43 Concorde Rd,, Norwich, NR6 6BE
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Welcome to Sm cars services ltd , we are a family run business that provides MOT, servicing, repairs, Any Make, Any Model, Any Problem. We are here to help ✔Free Retests on MOTs ✔Free Courtesy Cars ✔Local collection and delivery service ✔Tyres Fitted ✔MOT Advisory work carried out ✔Air Con Regas...

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 of England

The Fens, Norwich Cathedral, Sutton Hoo, not to mention the world renowned buildings and atmosphere of Cambridge University - the East of England is packed with great driving destinations. One of the warmer, drier and more sheltered regions of the UK, coastal areas in the summer do suffer from low cloud coming in from the North Sea which can affect driving conditions. However, the predominantly flat landscape makes for generally safe roads well suited to pleasurable motoring.

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