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Delta One MOT
Delta One MOT , Devonshire Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0WX
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For reliable vehicle servicing and repairs, you should consider booking an appointment at Delta One MOT in Eccles. We provide quality MOT tests, servicing and repairs for all makes and models in Eccles and the surrounding areas.

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S K Autocare
Ledbury Road, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0PB
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We pride ourselves on delivering a reliable and efficient service and we’re able to service/repair most makes and model of cars. We work to a customer charter, so you can be assured of the best service at a trustworthy garage. We look forward to welcoming you at our garage!

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F Dunn and Sons
Bradford Road, Manchester, M40 7BT
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F Dunn and Sons is a family run business which has been serving the Manchester area since 1930. We are able to perform many vehicle repairs including servicing, MOT testing, diagnostics, air con repairs and general mechanical work for individual motorists or organisations with large fleets. We pride...

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R2 Garage
Albion house, albion street, manchester, M27 4DN
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Your vehicle is essential for both your business and personal life, so you need to keep it in top roadworthy condition. You can rely on R2 garage to look after it with professionalism, skill and care – backed by honesty, integrity and 100 percent commitment to your satisfaction.

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City Motors, Unit 2 Malaga House, Longsight, Manchester, M12 5GH
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Independant Family run business for the last 10 Years. Offering great service and prices throughout the local area.

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Tottington Motor Company Ltd
35-38 Eton Business Park, Bury Road, Radcliffe, M26 2ZS
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Tottington Motor Company has a comprehensive state of the art workshop with servicing, MOT and diagnostic facilities. We pride ourselves on the range of services our onsite workshop offers, we have the expertise, standards and facilities of a main dealer at a fraction of the price. Regardless of w...

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 Manchester

The up-side for visitors is that Manchester is a fast paced, exciting, thriving city that never sleeps; the down side for drivers is that it is the 12th most congested city in Europe. Mancunians work hard and play hard. The old Industrial Revolution symbol of the worker bee, which still adorns the mosaic floors of the Town Hall, seems as appropriate now as it was during Manchester’s industrial heyday.

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