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Bsmart Auto Centre
The Old Sorting Office, Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL
630 Reviews
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Over 200 Five star reviews on Google and over 450 on Book my Garage - A 'Trust My Garage' accredited garage, Bsmart Autocentre is quickly becoming one of the most trusted garages in Leeds. Just minutes from Leeds city centre, and boasting some of the best tyre, MOT and servicing deals around. O...

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J P AUTOS THE MOT TESTING STATION
unit 1 Belgravia House, Artist Street, LEEDS, LS12 2EW
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Working out of the Leeds area, J P Autos The MOT Testing Station has many years of experience and are always willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Our highly trained and skilled mechanics know just what your car needs to stay in best possible shape. We work on all serviceable car brand...

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Queenswood Service Centre
280 Tong Road, Wortley, Leeds, LS12 3BG
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We are a family run business on the boarder of Armley and Wortley, Leeds with over 30 years of experience in the motor trade. We have customers coming back to ourselves time and again for vehicle servicing, repairs and MOT. We at Queenswood Service Centre offer a free local pick up and delivery serv...

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Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
Unit 11 Ashbrooke Park Parkside Lane, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 5SF
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Parkside Garage Ltd is a well-respected family-run business in the local community of Leeds. We are based just two miles away from Leeds railway station and main town centre. We provide a range of services which include MOT testing, servicing and repairs which are offered at a competitive price. Our...

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Acer Unipart Car Care Centre
11, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2DR
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Acer Unipart Car and Van Centre is a 5 star rated car garage in Leeds, walking distance to the City centre situated near the ring road A58 on Armley Road. Our trained, experienced well qualified technicians are equipped with latest diagnostic tools assuring you a quality service or repair on your ve...

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AMS AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS
399 York Rd, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 6TA
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Whether you have a Van or a Car, you’re not far away from our Trusted Approved Garage. If your vehicle needs a service, MOT or repair, our workshop is standing by to offer you a quality service at a competitive price. Simply click 'Book Now' to arrange a time convenient for you. For complete peac...

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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