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Dynes Motor Group
391- 395 Erith Rd, Erith, DA8 3LT
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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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Combined Motor Services Hornchurch
(Romford & Upminster) 187-189 Hornchurch Rd, Hornchurch, RM12 4TE
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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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Neves Test Centre Ltd
25-35, Birkbeck Road, Sidcup, DA14 4DD
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An authorised MOT centre, we deliver reliable, quality testing and certification for your vehicle. Our qualified and experienced mechanics also carry out repairs and servicing, and we can provide a collection and delivery service if this is required, particularly in the event of a breakdown or accid...

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Orchard Garage (Offers)
Unit 6 Chantry Court, Plumpton Way, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 2DG
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Orchard Garage is an independent family run business, based in Wrythe Lane Carshalton. We are members of the Motor Codes scheme, one of three, approved garage schemes endorsed by The Trading Standards Institute. We are also members of the Good Garage Scheme, Motor Codes and the MOT Council.

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Fergussons Auto Services (Sutton)
Unit 10, iO Centre, Minden Road, Surrey, SM3 9BL
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Whether for a vehicle service, an urgent repair, or to undergo an MOT, people have long found Fergussons’ Sutton garage the go-to choice. The same is true if they require clutch, brake, tuning or diagnostic work. Our top-notch friendly and professional team will give you the professional service you...

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S W B Autos Ltd
Rear of 688, London Road, Sutton, SM3 9BY
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Welcome to S. W. B. Auto's. We have been trading in North Cheam for over 45 years as a Service and MOT Centre for all makes and models. We carry out MOT's on site and have a wide range of tyres should you need. Our Highly trained Technicians are on hand to over see your vehicle needs and get you ba...

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 London

London is the most densely populated region in the UK, and so it presents challenges for motorists who need to get around the capital fast. On average, drivers in the London commute zone waste an extraordinary 82 hours a year to traffic congestion. Fifteen of the 25 most congested roads in the country are in London: Bedford Road in Clapham has been rated the worst, with Uxbridge Road in Southall and South Ealing and Eversholt Street in Camden also in the top 10.

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