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Hookems Garage Limited
41 Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 1LH
580 Reviews
Family run businessOver 50 years mechanical experience

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Family run business set on the outskirts of the city centre, We pride our selves in customer trust and quality of service we provide. From simple servicing to engine repairs we can cater for all your vehicle needs. With us been a small independent garage our prices are unbeatable and with our fam...

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Bsmart Auto Centre
The Old Sorting Office, Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL
629 Reviews
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Over 200 Five star reviews on Google and over 450 on Book my Garage - A 'Trust My Garage' accredited garage, Bsmart Autocentre is quickly becoming one of the most trusted garages in Leeds. Just minutes from Leeds city centre, and boasting some of the best tyre, MOT and servicing deals around. O...

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DSA Autocentre (Next to IKEA)
100 Sheffield Rd, Sheffield, S9 2YL
748 Reviews
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DSA Autocentre is a large independent garage and is located right next to IKEA in the city centre, We provide quality MOT testing, servicing and repairs for customers in the area. In addition to this, we specialise in providing mobile servicing which can be done at your convenience. We can bring al...

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DSA Autocentre - (Near Arena)
17-31 ATTERCLIFFE COMMON, SHEFFIELD, S9 2AE
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DSA Autocentre is a large independent garage and is located near to Sheffield Arena and a short distance away from Sheffield city centre and close to Sheffield Arena. We provide quality MOT testing, servicing and repairs for customers in the area. In addition to this, we specialise in providing mobi...

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Marshall Honda York
Great North Way, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RB
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0% Interest AvailableFree Visual Health Check & videoManufacturer Trained Technicians

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Marshall York is part of the family run Marshall Motor Group is the largest privately owned dealer group in England with a 105 year history of servicing and repairing all vehicle makes and models to the highest standards at pricing you will be pleasantly surprised at. Marshall recommends the use of...

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J P AUTOS THE MOT TESTING STATION
unit 1 Belgravia House, Artist Street, LEEDS, LS12 2EW
290 Reviews
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Working out of the Leeds area, J P Autos The MOT Testing Station has many years of experience and are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Our highly trained and skilled mechanics know just what your car needs to stay in best possible shape. We work on all serviceable car brand...

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 Yorkshire and the Humber

The Yorkshire and the Humber region is extremely varied, home to the major Northern cities of Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford, as well as to the smaller cities of York, famous for its medieval centre, and Whitby, with its atmospheric harbour and ruined abbey. In addition the region of Yorkshire and the Humber boasts some of the UK’s best loved landscapes, such as the drama of the Pennines - ‘Britain’s backbone’ - and the austere beauty of the North York moors and the rolling landscape of the Dales.

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