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Hillclimb Garage Ltd
17 Littleworth Road, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5XF
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British Garage Of The Year Winners in 2023, 2022 and 2021, including Best Overall Garage, Customer Service and Community Engagement Awards..! We are your Multi Award Winning, family owned, Independent Garage. Every customer receives a detailed VIDEO REPORT of their vehicle’s inspection direct from ...

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VGS MOT & Service Centre
484 - 490 London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LP
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As a business that is family run, there is no need to worry because we know how essential it is for customers to feel secure, welcomed, and confident in their choice when choosing VGS MOT & Service Centre to do business with. It’s difficult to find a garage that you can trust with your vehicle and o...

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BARTON REYNOLDS LIMITED
490 LONDON ROAD, HIGH WYCOMBE, HP11 1LP
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Here at Barton Reynolds we've been looking after our customers needs and keeping them safe and on the road for the last 12 years. Pop in and see us and we guarantee you'll never need to find another garage

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Sannsi Automotive
Unit 1D, Abercromby Ind Est, Abercromby Avenue, High Wycombe, HP12 3BD
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Sannsi Automotive is a small one man business, operated by car enthusiast Justin Clarke. Justin has over 30 years experience in the trade and prides himself in making sure all customers are made welcome and provided with an honest professional service. Only OE quality or genuine parts & fluids ...

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Refined Tuning Autocentre
Unit 11, Ford Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1RU
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A Reputation 25 Years in the Making The family has been involved in general automotive repairs for over 2 decades and the business continues to grow. We thrive in customer service understanding customer needs. We try to make it easy for the customers as visiting any garage can be nerve racking. We ...

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Studley Green MOT & Service Centre
Wycombe Road, Studley Green, High Wycombe, HP14 3XB
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Welcome to Studley Green MOT and Service Centre:  We pride ourselves on being a friendly and professional family run garage in Studley Green, Bucks. Our team of experienced technicians have helped grow our reputation within the industry. We offer Service, Repair & MOT testing on all cars, vans, moto...

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 High Wycombe 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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