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B. A. R MOT Centre
UNIT 11 ALDON ROAD, POULTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, Blackpool, FY6 8JL
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Established in 2009

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If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in Poulton-Le-Fylde, look no further than BAR MOT CENTRE, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car servicing, tyres, mot, car repairs and air conditioning in Poulton-Le-Fylde. Established in 2009, we provide an honest and reliable servi...

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Budjet Warrington
2 Longford Street, Warrington, WA2 7PG
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Here at Budjet Warrington we have over 25 years of experience in the trade. Located in Warrington, Cheshire we offer a full range of services for all your vehicle needs. From MOT's and servicing to brakes and exhaust, we deal with everything you can possibly think of here.

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Delta One MOT
Delta One MOT , Devonshire Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WX
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For reliable vehicle servicing and repairs, you should consider booking an appointment at Delta One MOT in Eccles. We provide quality MOT tests, servicing and repairs for all makes and models in Eccles and the surrounding areas.

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MARK HOLMES AUTO ENGINEERING LTD
UNIT 6 KILBANE ST, fleetwood, FLEETWOOD, FY7 7PF
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Established 1993

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Small independant garage established 1993,well known in Fleewood,all types of car repairs,diagnostis,air con,tyres exhausts,4 wheel alignment,wheel balancing,all types of maintenance carried out on most vehicles.

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S K Autocare
Ledbury Road, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0PB
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We pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service and we’re able to service/repair most makes and model of cars. We work to a customer charter, so you can be assured of the best service at a trustworthy garage. We look forward to welcoming you at our garage!

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PS Autos
Heaton Ave, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7BN
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Our workshop has all the latest diagnostic equipment to keep your vehicle running in A1 condition at a fraction of the dealer prices. ​So if your vehicle has a warrning light on, call today to get it checked before its to late. A scheduled Preventative Maintenance is a crucial aspect to maintaining...

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 West

The North West region includes the major cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Carlisle, as well large areas of unspoilt countryside in the UK. A land of superlatives, the Lake District boasts both the highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and the largest lake in England (Lake Windermere); Lakeland Fells in Cumbria is wettest place in England, and Cross Fell in the Pennines the coldest. As such, drivers in the North West need to be prepared for all manner of driving conditions and issues, particularly during the winter months.

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