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Millennium Mot Centre Ltd
MIllenium Mot Centre Ltd, Newburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8PR
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Family run businessEstablished for over 20 yearsClass 1,2,4 and 7 Mot Testing Centre

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Millenium Mot Centre is a family run business and has been established for over 20 years with over 40 years experience. We are proud of our excellent reputation and professional workmanship. We aim to give excellent service and value for money at all times. We offer Servicing and Repair work of a...

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BMR Garage Services Ltd
Unit 12 Larch Court, Elm Road, West Chirton North Ind Est, North Shields, NE29 8SG
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At BMR Garage Services, you’ll find the high standards and quality of your franchised dealer, but for considerably less. We only use high-quality OE branded parts to service and repair all modern cars to manufacturer’s standards. With the highest in quality, friendly, and fast customer service, we k...

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G C Auto Limited
Unit 13, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AH
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At GC AUTOS LTD, we take care of our many satisfied customers and that is why they keep coming back. With 36 Years experience (and counting) you can be assured of a high quality service every time you visit our car service facility.

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Wallsend Test Centre
Bewicke Road Ind Est, Willington Quay, Wallsend, NE28 6LX
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Have you been in search of a garage that can carry out professional car servicing in Wallsend and the surrounding areas? If you have, then please look no further than the experts here at Wallsend Test Centre. We are a well established and well respected garage that offers over 30 years of accomplish...

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HighField Garage
99 HIGHFIELD ROAD, SOUTH SHIELDS, NE34 6JW
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Need a garage you can trust? We take great pride in our reputation and make sure that we always offer you a first class service as well as great customer service and ensure that you're back behind the wheel as quickly as possible. We know how important your vehicle can be to your personal or busines...

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Bishop Auckland Tyres N Tests Ltd
9 Chester Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7LP
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Motor Industry Code of PracticeListed on Approvedgarage.co.ukAutocare Garage approved

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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 North East

With its vibrant major cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, the North East also has some of the most breathtaking drives in the country. The Northumberland coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, harbouring destinations such as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh Castle. The easternmost parts of the North East are also among the driest in the UK, although snow and ice can frequently cause traffic disruption in the winter months.

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