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Chris Palmer Auto Services
Unit 3-4 SBI Centre, Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3JY
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We are a family run business of over 25 years supplying all your needs when it comes to your Car. We offer everything, from mot tests, full Engine Rebuilds, ECU Remapping,clutches, servicing, electrical faults, abs faults, diagnostics and all car parts and services you may need. We deal with all ma...

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Tyres Direct UK Yate
24/26 Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4PW
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Tyres Direct UK has, since its inception in 2001, grown successfully to become an established and respected provider of automotive services to both private motorists and to trade and fleet companies in Bristol and the South West region. Tyres Direct UK is committed to continuously developing its se...

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Sams Tyres
185-189 Easton Road, Bristol, BS5 0HQ
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Welcome to Sams Tyres & Autocentre. The one stop shop for all your vehicle needs; Part Worn Tyres New Tyres Suspension Brakes Servicing Clutches MOT MOT Repairs

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Tyres Direct UK Avonmouth
Unit 6, Third Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9HL
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Established 2001

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Tyres Direct UK has, since its inception in 2001, grown successfully to become an established and respected provider of automotive services to both private motorists and to trade and fleet companies in Bristol and the South West region. Tyres Direct UK is committed to continuously developing its se...

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In n Out Auto Centres - Bristol
Cribbs Causeway Industrial Estate, Lysander Rd, Patchway, Bristol, BS10 7UD
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IN'n'OUT Autocentres are experts in vehicle servicing, MOT's & repairs. We were established in 2008 and have over 29 autocentres nationwide. All our workshop technicians are trained to the highest standards. Many of whom have joined us from big brand main dealers. They are car enthusiasts and put as...

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Queens Road Garage
34 queens road, queens road garage, Keynsham, BS31 2NH
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Queens Road Garage is authorised LIQUI MOLY partner and was established at the beginning of 2013. We are a small car repair shop located in Keynsham - South East of Bristol. Since the establishment of our company, we have been intent on providing highest-quality repairs while providing competitive p...

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 to Bristol

Located around the shores of the River Avon and the Severn Estuary, Bristol is a culturally diverse, socially abuzz, alternative and independent city. Small wonder that in 2014 The Times named it the best city in the UK to live. It’s also one of the sunniest.

Bristol is famous for Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is well worth a visit if you don’t happen to drive across it on your way into the city. There is a small toll on this Grade I listed structure which forms part of the B3129. But if you suffer from vertigo don’t look down, the deep drop to the River Avon and Gorge is spectacular and changes with the tide.

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