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S H Service Centre @ MK1
Unit D, Lyon Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1EX
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Class7 MOTs available by appointmentElectric car servicing hubService Plans From £16 Per Month

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S H Service Centre @ MK1 offer a full servicing, repair and genuine parts replacement service for all makes, models and ages of car. We also maintain, repair and carry out re-gassing of your air-conditioning. This friendly garage covers all areas near Milton Keynes.

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ARDEN PARK GARAGE SERVICES LTD
UNIT 3 WATERSIDE PARK, OLD WOLVERTON ROAD, WOLVERTON, MILTON KEYNES, MK12 5NP
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ARDEN PARK GARAGE SERVICES LTD

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Wolverton Car & Tyre Services
5 GLYN SQUARE, WOLVERTON, Milton keynes, MK12 5JQ
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BMW,Mercedes,Audi & VW service providersWe can update online service recordsMOT testing - Class 4,5 & 7 vehicles.

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We are a BMW & Mercedes independent service provider, we can update the online service record via the dealer service portal. BMW idrive KEY data and online portal will be updated. MERCEDES online digital service record will be updated. (All online service prices are a guide, BMW & Mercedes prices w...

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bridge autos mk ltd
10 Duncombe Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2LY
64 Reviews
Same Day MOT AvailableGive Us A Call For Bodywork

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Bridge Autos MK Ltd is a premier garage in Milton Keynes, offering top-notch vehicle repairs, servicing, and MOT testing. Our skilled technicians specialize in diagnostics, engine repairs, and tire services. With a customer-centric approach, we ensure quality workmanship, reliability, and competitiv...

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QCD Vehicle Centre
Unit 1 Southlands Farm, Stoke Road, Stoke Hammond, MK17 9BN
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We invest in the latest technologies to provide a high-level of service for our customers in Milton Keynes. Our offering includes convenient hassle-free online bookings for vehicle servicing, maintenance, diagnostics, MOT's & Tyre's. Our workshop located in Milton Keynes is equipped with the latest...

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Bridge Autocare
3 Bridgeturn Ave, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5QL
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Let us take care of all your mechanical needs. Bridge Autocare offers quality vehicle maintenance services in Milton Keynes. We have a team of skilled technicians who only use the latest diagnostic tools and equipment. Our technicians receive ongoing training to deliver the highest quality of servi...

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 Milton Keynes

Designed originally to accommodate London overspill and housing congestion, Milton Keynes or ‘MK’ as it is locally known, has shed its concrete new town image and flowered into a creative and cultural hub with a thriving music, arts and literature scene.

Milton Keynes’ excellent shopping facilities keep footfall high at thecentre:mk which boasts over 300 shops and is one of the longest indoor shopping centre malls in Europe. The town has also become an extreme sports hotspot. You can water-ski, wakeboard and enjoy other water sports on Willen Lake, or head to Xscape for the UK's longest indoor real-snow ski and boarding slope, along with some superb indoor climbing facilities.

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