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Kensington Autocare Ltd
10 Malton Rd, ( Behind Ladbroke Grove Tube Station ), London, W10 5UP
206 Reviews
Family owned MOT and Repair GarageEstablished on this site 1997

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Kensington Autocare; a family owned MOT and repair garage adjacent to Ladbroke Grove Tube Station in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. A Government approved MOT Testing Station, we carry out Diagnostics, Servicing and Repairs on all makes of car. We started out on this site in 1997, and are...

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Central Car Care Ltd
13-14 Osten Mews, Emperors Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 4HW
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Specialising in Mercedes/BMW/VW & Audi

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Welcome to Central Car Care Ltd. Car servicing and accident repairs in Kensington SW7. The leading independent car garage specialising in Mercedes, BMW, VW & Audi, but we cater for all makes and models. We offer our customers expert workmanship, the latest car diagnostics, superior car body repairs ...

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BSG Garages
8A Malton Road, London, W10 5UP
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Established over 35 years

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Celebrating our 35th anniversary in our current location, BSG garages proudly look after and serve Kensington & Chelsea’s motorists. Striving for customer satisfaction. Friendly impartial advice offered. Employing only the very best mechanics with decades of experience and utilising the very latest ...

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Monaco of Kensington
28 Astwood Mews, Courtfield Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 4DE
37 Reviews
Established in 1954

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Established in 1954, we have a wealth of experience and an expert team to be able to provide the very best service to all makes of vehicle, from our garage situated in Kensington SW7, in the heart of West London. Monaco Of Kensington are dedicated in providing exceptional quality of service at comp...

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Galicia Motors Ltd.
14-17, Astwood Mews, Kensington, SW7 4DE
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Founded by Vince & Jess in 1974

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If you're looking for a dependable garage in the Kensington area, Galicia Motors was founded by Vince & Jess in 1974, both originally from the north west region of Spain "Galicia". They have been providing professional and reliable service to the motor trade.

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Smith & Hunter Ltd
17-19 Edge Street, London, W8 7PN
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*Specialists in premium marques**Over 100 years in business*

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The Smith & Hunter team in Kensington and Chelsea strive to perform safe, timely and cost effective work in order to meet our customer's requirements. We offer car repair, service and MOT in Kensington & Chelsea and within easy access of Notting Hill, Paddington, Bayswater, Fulham, Shepherds Bush...

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?

This might sound like a question with an obvious answer: you need a garage that can service or repair your car quickly and at a good price. But think again and you may realise there are other factors that affect your choice of garage in Kensington and Chelsea. If you need to bring your son or daughter with you when you take your car in, are there toys in the waiting room? If you’re dropping the car off between school and work, can you pick up a cup of coffee while you’re there? Might the garage even collect your car and drop it back at your house after the work is done? You can find answers to all these questions on BookMyGarage.

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