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John McInnes Dyce Ltd
2 Airways Industrial Estate, Pitmedden Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0DT
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Having problems with your vehicle? Look no further than John McInnes (Dyce) Ltd. Our specialist team will have your car up and running again in no time whether you need a new set of tyres or you need to pass your MOT.

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Pitstop (Aberdeen) Ltd
26-28 Stafford Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3UR
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COLINS MOT & SERVICE CENTRE
BANKHEAD ROAD, BANKHEAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, BUCKSBURN, ABERDEEN, AB21 9EG
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Worried we won’t answer your call? Why not save the hassle and book online at any time of the day! You pay nothing until the work is done. Colin’s MOT & Service Centre aims to complete your car needs quickly and reliably at your convenience. We can cater for all cars, vans, motorcycles, light truck,...

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Granite City Motors
Unit 16 Spires Business Units, Mugiemoss Road, Aberdeen, AB21 9NY
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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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CGE Garage Dyce LTD
Unit 4 Howe Moss Avenue, Kirkhill Ind. Estate, Dyce, AB21 0GP
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Here at CGE Garage we treat your car like it’s our very own. Our mechanics use only the highest quality products to fix, repair, adjust or realign. CGE garage is class 4 and class 7 MOT test centre. We only fix what needs to be fixed, and we guarantee each and every repair. We pride ourselves in us...

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Blackburn Garage Ltd
Wellheads Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7HG
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Blackburn Garage in Dyce, Aberdeen provides MOTs, Servicing, Repairs and Tyres for all makes of car and light commercial vehicle. We even service and MOT motorcycles too! Located in Dyce and close to Stoneywood (as well as the train station), we are conveniently placed for anyone in the Dyce area or...

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. That's why you must book a shock absorber repair promptly if anything feels wrong with your car's suspension.

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?

 

  • It’s hard to know if there is a problem with your shock absorbers as they usually fail over time.
  • 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.

 

How to be a better driver

Whether you’re driving in Aberdeen or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.

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