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Cairnlea Garage
IBROX, IBROX, GLASGOW, G51 2UZ
180 Reviews
We have been in business since 1948

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We are a local, independent garage, serving Ibrox, Govan, Glasgow and the surrounding area. We have been in business since 1948 Now on the second generation of the same family.

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Auto Solutions East Ltd
20 Albion Way, Kelvin Industrial Estate, East Kilbride, G75 0YN
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Auto Solutions East Ltd our aim is to give 100 satisfaction and same day repairs. You can always be sure of a warm welcome and professional service. Our mechanics are fully qualified and follow the Motor Industry Code of Practice for your complete peace of mind. If you live within the local area of ...

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East Kilbride Autocare Ltd
Unit 2 Tennant Complex, Tennant Ave, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5NA
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Family run MOT testing & repair centreTrading from 2005

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We are a family run local MOT testing and repair centre trading from 2005 with state of the art diagnostic equipment and main dealer experience we can diagnose and repair any fault on your vehicle at a fraction of main dealer costs. Also with our body repair centre we can have you car back on the ro...

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G T Autoz
16 Milnpark Street, Glasgow, G41 1BB
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We are an independent garage specialising in affordable MOT testing, servicing, repairs, resprays, and tyre fitting/repair. Located on Milnpark Street near Paisley Road West, next to LiteCraft,

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Pitstop
491 Aikenhead Rd, Glasgow, G42 0PW
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Pitstop Glasgow is a local established business to provide quality car repairs, MOTs and servicing along with accurate diagnosis to a wide range of vehicles. With 20 years of experience in the motor trade and the support of our highly trained workshop team, we aim to give all our customers the perso...

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Car N Tyre
991 Carntyne Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, G32 6LY
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SERVICE,MOT's, REPAIRSVW AUDI SEAT SKODA Group Specialists

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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.

 

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