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Birmingham Auto Centre Ltd
1 B Brighton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 8PU
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At Birmingham Auto Centre Ltd, as a long standing local Business, we pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service, from the moment you turn up, to the moment you collect your car. We specialise in servicing vehicles for local people and businesses at our site in Birmingham and have...

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DB Autos
Units 3 & 4 Salem Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5PR
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At DB Autos, we provide car repairs for any make or model of vehicle. Working to the highest standards, our garage provides quality, efficient and affordable vehicle repairs in Stoke on Trent. We can fix or replace brakes, cam belts, batteries, air conditioning systems, engines, suspensions and timi...

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Binley Woods Service Centre (Coventry)
60-62 Rugby Road, Binley Woods, Coventry, CV3 2AX
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Why choose us? "Warwickshire’s leading independent garage” Over 80% of our customers rate us EXCELLENT ! FREE collection and delivery across Warwickshire from your home or work. - Up to 60% cheaper than main dealer on quotes - AA & RAC approved garage - warranty claim specialis...

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Frontline auto services
Unit 5 Checketts Lane Industrial, Checketts Lane,, Worcester, WR3 7JW
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Dealer trained vehicle technician Contactless collection and deliver Workshop in Norton area of Worcester Diagnostics, Collect and deliver mots and general repairs. Extremely competitive rates. Main dealer quality without main dealer prices.

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D & G Auto Repairs
Unit 6 Pedmore Road Industrial estate, Brierley Hill, DY5 1TJ
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D&G auto repairs is based in Brierley Hill and are proud holders of a reputation for being honest and reliable in all works they do. You can see evidence of this on The Good Garage Scheme website. D&G have been found to be friendly and approachable and are always willing to discuss your motoring nee...

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D R Automotive Limited
Unit 2, Newcastle Street, Stone, Stone, ST15 8JT
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DR Automotive specialise in vehicle Servicing, Repairs and Diagnostics we currently have Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes Peugeot Citroen DS Vauxhall (psa based) and Ford genuine software. We offer a free collection and delivery service, courtesy cars and customer drop-off, this allows you...

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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