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Ashford Auto Repairs Ltd
42 Feltham Rd, Ashford, Ashford, TW15 1DH
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Ashford Auto Repairs is only a couple of minutes from Ashford town centre and just opposite of bus stop 117. This garage offers MOT and Servicing, engine diagnostics check , tyres, air con regas, suspension. cambelt, water pump, brake service, clutch. and many more task related to vehicles, It's a...

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UK Tyres & Repair
92 Church Road, Ashford, Ashford, TW15 2PL
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Welcome to UK Tyres and Repairs Our garage is centrally located on Church Road is half a mile away from Ashford Railway Station. This makes us the ideal local garage for the entire community. We are proud to provide high quality vehicle repairs - as well as excellent customer service. We will always...

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Pymans The Garage
37 Station Road, Headcorn, Ashford, TN27 9SB
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Pyman’s the Garage has been successfully owned since 2003 by Nigel Pyman and Sarah Beadle. Nigel has over 35 years experience in the motor industry. This has included working for family run businesses, main dealers. Together with their staff who are all qualified bringing years of experience and kno...

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M C Motors
2-4 Ellingham Way, Ellingham Industrial Estate, Ashford, TN23 6NF
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MC Motors is a locally run business which have been established for over 40 years. Covering the Kent area we are specialists in Car repair, MOT's, Servicing and Body work needs.

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HCL Prestige MOT & Bodyshop
594-596 London Rd, Stanwell, Ashford, TW15 3AF
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Dealership Service StandardsDue Diligence on all MOT'sTyres Available on Request

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All annual services are in accordance with main dealer and manufacturer specifications, always at affordable and competitive prices. We have industry-leading equipment, diagnostic systems and expertise to provide repairs on every aspect of your vehicle, no matter the make or model. We always conduc...

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HiQ Tyres & Autocare Ashford
Unit 1, Linden Business Centre,, Ashford, TN26 3LJ
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HiQ TYRES & AUTOCARE ASHFORD HiQ Tyres & Autocare Ashford is situated on the A28 near to Ashford. HiQ Tyres & Autocare Ashford will be offering Tyres, Tyre Tracking, Wheel Alignment, Batteries, Car Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, MOT, Vehicle Health Checks, Diagnostics. We also offer mobile tyre fittin...

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.

 

What do you need from your garage?

You may live within walking distance of a garage which offers most of the services you need. However, by sticking with the nearest garage in Ashford you could be missing out on a better deal. What if a garage with a collection / drop off service or courtesy car could do the same job at a good price, without the inconvenience of losing your car for the duration of the repair? BookMyGarage allows you to search for local garages which offer this facility, and compare their prices, all in one session.

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