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Grimsdyke Service Station
Grimsdyke Service Station, 786 Kenton Lane, HARROW, HA3 6AG
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Grimsdyke Service Station is a family run garage in Harrow Middlesex, providing a wide range of services. We are an independent garage so we rely on our reputation, which has allowed us to sucessfully build up a large loyal customer base in Harrow, Stanmore and the surrounding areas. Established in ...

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Pinner Auto Centre
1a Canterbury Road, North Harrow, Harrow, HA2 6AA
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ADAS SpecialistsBodyshop AvailableEstablished 10 years

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Welcome to Pinner Auto Centre, your trusted garage in Harrow. We specialize in comprehensive car servicing, MOT testing, and repairs for all makes and models. Our certified technicians use the latest diagnostics tools to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly and safely. Conveniently located in the...

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EUROTEC MOTORS LIMITED
UNIT 4 TUDOR ENTERPRISE PARK, TUDOR ROAD, HARROW, HA3 5JQ
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At Eurotec Motors we are experts in automotive repairs including MoT Testing, Car Servicing, Brakes, Exhaust, Tyres, Diagnostic Testing and more.

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3D MOTORS LIMITED
r/o 106-110 Hindes Road, Harrow, Middx, HA1 1RP
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Exclusive discounts at a main dealer0% interest free payments availableManufacturer trained technicians

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J M Motors-Harrow
5 - 7 Locket Mews, Locket Road, Harrow, HA3 7LY
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We are a professional and affordable car service and MOT centre. We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, personal service and have a reputation for delivering quality servicing and customer care. We work to a customer charter, so you can have peace of mind when you book with us. We look forwa...

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AVS Ltd
109a, Roxheth Green Ave, South Harrow, HA2 8AB
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Alloy Wheel CentrePayment Plans AvailableBodyshop Repairs Upon Request

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We are a well established local Harrow garage, providing a wide range of garage services including Servicing, MOT's, Bodywork Repairs, Tyres, Brakes and Clutches to name just a few.

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?

We all have different needs, and choosing a garage is no different. For some of us, it’s the quality of the overall service which matters most; not just the work that’s done under the bonnet, but the human interaction that comes with it. BookMyGarage allows you to compare Harrow garages on everything from their waiting room refreshments or whether having your toddler in tow is going to be a problem, to how clearly the staff can explain the work your car requires.

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