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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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Smart MOT and Service Centre
2 Adams Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4DE
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We offer 10% student discount!Book for tomorrow!MOT £19 with Full or Major Service

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Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston and with our new branch in Nechells, take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the l...

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CW VEHICLE SERVICE
8-12, Riverside Drive Off Albert Street, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 9BF
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AA & RAC approved garage - FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY across Birmingham & Solihull We’re based in STECHFORD, just walking distance away from the Stechford Retail Park. That way, if we need to hold on to your car for a little while, we’re still around public transport networks. We’re not too far fr...

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Auto Solutions & Parts Limited
231A Montgomery St, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1DS
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We offer air con re-gas both new & old

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Welcome to Auto Solutions & Parts Limited RAC APPROVED GARAGE Professional and reliable service for all your car needs. ENGINE REBUILDING OR RECONDITIONING SPECIALISTS SPECIALISTS IN CLUTCH REPLACEMENT AT VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES TIMING CHAIN AND TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT FOR ALMOST ALL MAKES ...

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Fast Fit Auto Centre (Birmingham)
288 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7NH
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Fast Fit Auto Centre is home to a team of expert technicians with years of invaluable experience. We offer a wide range of garage services for your vehicle, from oil changes to wheel alignment. Additionally we can arrange for body work repairs to your vehicle.

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AAR Servicing and Accident Repair Group Limited
Unit 67 Arden Green, Arden Road, Birmingham, B6 6AR
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Family run Independent GarageClass 4 & 7 MOTs Available

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We are a family run Independent Garage based in the West Midlands. We Consider ourselves to a be a real alternative to main dealers whilst saving you money.

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.

 

Driving in Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest and most populous UK city after London, a fact which might go some way to explaining why it’s simply stuffed with things to do and see. Six universities keep the place youthful with a vibrant and multi-cultural grassroots art, music and literary scene. Birmingham’s international reputation has been built on its many celebrated cultural institutions. As well as housing the world’s largest pre-Raphaelite collection of artwork, the city is home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Symphony Orchestra, the Repertory Theatre and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts as well a diverse range of other arts, theatre and music venues.

You’ll find high street and designer shops at the Bullring and Mailbox centres, and if vintage chic is more your thing then wander the quirky East Side for some unique finds. Birmingham’s drink and food scene is currently thriving, with exotic flavours catering for all tastes. It also boasts four Michelin-starred restaurants (more than any city in England except London) and street food that’s hard to beat. It may be a tightly populated place but Brummies love their green spaces. As well as the splendid Birmingham Botanical Gardens there are an additional five hundred and seventy-one parks to choose from - more than any other European city.

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