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Sandhurst Mot Centre Ltd - Sandhurst
14-16 Vulcan Way, Sandhurst, GU47 9DB
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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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HiQ Havant (Triangle Cars)
Unit 8 Dunsbury Business Park, Fulflood Road, Havant, PO9 5AX
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Servicing community for over 15yrsGoodyear and Dunlop Certified Dealers

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Here at HiQ Tyres & Autocare Havant (Triangle Cars) we have been servicing the local community for over 15 years and we feel that we truly understand our customers' needs and pride ourselves on delivering customer service to the highest standards. We offer a full range of tyre fitting and car car...

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Station Garage (Park Gate) Ltd
Park Gate Business Centre, Chandlers Way, Southampton, SO31 1FQ
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SPECIALIST OIL IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGEFamily-run service and MOT test centreWe’ve been in business for over 20yrs

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Station Garage in Park Gate is a family-run service and MOT test centre with a reputation for honesty and reliability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and our team have over 100 years of experience working on vehicles between them.

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Sundays Hill MOT Centre
FOORD ROAD, HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 0DB
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Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a Service, MOT or general repairs then we have both the expertise and the facilities to take care of your vehicle.  Our Friendly, professional team will ensure that our workshop provides immediate...

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Marchwoods
12-14 Highfield Ind Est, Warren Road, Folkestone, CT19 6DD
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Marchwoods are A leading independent garage offering MOT, Servicing, Tyres, Brakes, Clutches, Air conditioning and much more. We can offer a while you wait service and keep a large stock of tyres and brakes for immediate fitting.

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Uckfield Motor Services
3-4 Bell Lane, Bellbrook Industrial Estate, Uckfield, TN22 1QL
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Serving the people for over 30 years.12mth/12,000 mile warranty with all work

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Uckfield Motor Services is an multi award winning garage which has been serving the people of Uckfield and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. We are based on the Bellbrook Ind Estate, just a two minute walk from the Uckfield high street and the local train and bus stations. We pride ourselves...

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.

 

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