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The Forge Garage Winton Ltd
35 Green Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 1DX
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Main dealer service without the main dealer price. We are a vehicle repair garage in Bournemouth offering MOTs, Servicing and Repairs for cars, commercials and campervans (upto class 7). We strive to keep our prices competitive while using manufacturers OEM parts, only top quality oils and all our...

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Shergold Motor Vehicle Repairs
J Shergold Motor Vehicle Repairs, Rear of, 21-23 Southcote Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3SH
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Welcome to Shergold Motors in Bournemouth. We are a local, independent garage, serving Bournemouth and the surrounding area. We are a Family Garage and offer the best value for money repairs and servicing across the board in our area. We will always try and give you the cheapest price and fit ...

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Charminster Auto Repairs
135a Hankinson Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1HR
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Well equipped workshopHigh quality repair service

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As well as MOT’s at Charminster Auto Repairs we offer a high quality repair service you can count on. We undertake all makes and models of cars and vans, and have a well equipped workshop which enables us to deal with anything from a new engine to a new set of windscreen wipers and just about every...

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Hypermotive
80-82 alma rd, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 1AN
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German and French car specialistFamily run business

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Hypermotive is an exciting and completely honest family run business. We specialize in the Diagnosis, service and repair of German and french cars. We have the Autologic assist plus diagnostic platform so are able to carry out main dealer level diagnostics and programming,at a fraction of the price...

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Elite Garages Bournemouth
5 Dominion Rd,, Bournemouth, BH11 8LH
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Family-run companyCelebrated 50 years in business

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Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite Garages is a family-run company covering the whole of the South and South East of England. The company recently celebrated 50 years ...

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 Bournemouth 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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