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CAERPHILLY MOT CENTRE
21 Sir Alfred Owain Way, PONTYGWINDY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, Caerphilly, CF83 3HU
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Caerphilly MOT Centre as your local independent garage serving the Caerphilly area. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We provide a comprehensive motor vehicle repair service, including servicing, MOT, Air-con & general repairs. We are able to service most vehicle types and give...

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Duel House, Llandowlais Street, Cwmbran, NP44 7XB
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Trusted local independent workshops working on all makes and model new or old to provide exceptional service with good value for money using state of the art equipment. All work carried out is covered by a nationwide guarantee using oe quality parts.

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Kings Parade, Frederick Street, NEWPORT, NP20 2DR
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We are a small friendly garage on the edge of Newport centre, offering a range of vehicle services for all makes and models, including Servicing, repairs and MOT’s. Visiting a garage shouldn’t be a painful experience. That’s why we pride ourselves in our customer care. We like to keep things sim...

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Auto Electrical Services (Skewen)
AUTO ELECRCAL SERVICES, PICTON ROAD, SKEWEN, NEATH, SA10 6UN
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Established in 1968, we can offer you the benefit of our many years experience in repairing and maintaining most makes of car. Over the years we have built up an enviable reputation for our friendly service, high standards and competitive prices, and have many loyal customers. At Auto Electrical S...

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Keep Driving Auto Ltd
Keep Driving Auto Ltd, Unit 7 St Lukes Court, Swansea, SA1 7ER
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Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. RAC Approved, Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

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Motorepair
Holywell Road, Ewloe, Deeside, CH5 3BS
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Our aim is to be the first choice of garage in the area, by delivering unrivaled levels of customer service. We believe that quality does not need to come with a premium price. Established in 1974 as Ewloe Service station, Motorepair is a family run business with over 45 years service in the indust...

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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