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HiQ Tyres & Autocare Plymouth
UNIT 205-216, FARADAY MILL BUSINESS PARK, PLYMOUTH, PL4 0ST
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At HiQ Plymouth we are proud to be a Trading Standards and RAC approved garage. Here at HiQ Plymouth, we offer MOT'S, vehicle repairs and servicing for individuals, companies and businesses across Devon. We stock leading tyre brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop and Sava along with other leading tyre bra...

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Marshall Motors SW Ltd - Offers
26 Valley Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1RF
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Marshall Motors SW LTD is an independently run business that prides itself on offering unrivaled sales, services, MOTs and mechanical repairs to its customers in the local area and further afield. We offer a comprehensive range of services so whether you need to book an MOT, have your car inspect...

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A Gregory Vehicle Service And Repair
Unit 11 Miller Court, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3LQ
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We are a family-run business and we specialize in Servicing and MOT's for all makes and models. We also offer a vehicle recovery service. If you need your vehicle bringing to the garage, we can arrange this for you. All mechanical work undertaken!!!! Should your vehicle require any work you will...

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Prince Rock Garages
Stanley Place, Plymouth, PL4 9LG
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We offer all the major services, such as clutches, brake pads and discs, exhausts, radiators, engine replacement and engine overhauls. You find that we are VERY cheap for clutches and cambelts. Finally, we are fully trained in the very best Launch diagnostic equipment to read, diagnose and fix al...

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RUSSELL HAM LTD
BRITANNIA GARAGE, 4 WOLSELEY ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL2 3BH
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RUSSELL HAM LTD FAMILY RUN BUSINESS ESTABLISHED OVER 50 YEARS. MOT STATION. SERVICING & REPAIRS OF ALL MAKE OF CARS AND SMALL VANS. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR CAR SHOWROOM & CONTACT DETAILS.

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PORSHAM CLOSE BELLIVER MOT CENTRE LTD
Unit 1 Porsham Close, Belliver, Plymouth, PL6 7DB
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Small friendly garage with the emphasis on ensuring friendly service in an efficient manner. We are a garage at Roborough on the outskirts of Plymouth serving the North of the city. Situated within the Belliver Industrial Estate. Apologies unable to offer MOT on Mondays

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?

We all have different needs, and choosing a garage is no different. For some of us, it’s the quality of the overall service which matters most; not just the work that’s done under the bonnet, but the human interaction that comes with it. BookMyGarage allows you to compare Plymouth garages on everything from their waiting room refreshments or whether having your toddler in tow is going to be a problem, to how clearly the staff can explain the work your car requires.

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