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Surefix Motoring Centre (Huddersfield)
229 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NW
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Surefix is your leading Automotive Repair Center. We provide car MOT’s fit Tyres, Exhausts, Brakes, Car Servicing, Car Repairs, Air-Conditioning, Clutches and Towbars. We are open 6 days a week, from 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday's CLOSED

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1 Stop Autocentre (UK) LTD
1 Lockwood Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3PL
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Whether your car is due for a service or MOT, or requires repair, 1 Stop Autocentre is the right garage for you. You can rely on the trained technicians to ensure you receive quality servicing and value for money. 1 Stop Autocentre in Huddersfield offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model...

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A V Motors
Marsden Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9EF
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Looking for a reliable, trustworthy local garage? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a service, MOT, re-spray, tyres , exhaust, batteries or diagnostics, then we have both the expertise and the facilities to take care of your vehicle. Our technicians will ensure that our worksho...

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Merlin Motors Huddersfield Ltd
REAR OF 47 SCAR LANE, MILNSBRIDGE, HUDDERSFIELD, HD3 4QH
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Welcome to Merlin Motors of Huddersfield. We offer a comprehensive garage service with over 25 years experience Servicing and repairs to all makes of cars and light commercials. We specialise in BMW, Mercedes & 4x4 Computerised Engine Diagnostics Computerised 4 Wheel Alignment Diesel Eng...

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Mr Mechanic
16a College street, Croslandmoor, Huddersfield, HD4 5EB
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Mr Mechanic was established in 1995 and is an independently run business providing the full range of garage services to Huddersfield and the surrounding areas. The owner has 30 years’ experience in the motor trade and has worked at a number of dealerships countrywide. All our mechanics are fully qua...

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Almondsbury Bank, Huddersfield, HD5 8HF
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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.

 

Driving in Huddersfield

Set within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Huddersfield is the tenth largest town in the UK. It is surrounded almost entirely by rolling hills and glorious countryside, situated just a few miles south of the Peak District National Park.

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