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Fast Fit Poole
70 Nuffield Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, BH17 0RS
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Our highly trained technicians at Fast Fit Poole offer thorough and comprehensive car servicing for most makes and models of vehicles. We carry out all of our work in accordance to the manufacturer's specifications and use genuine / approved parts to avoid invalidating your warranty. In addition to...

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OAKDALE GARAGE POOLE LTD
347 WIMBORNE ROAD, OAKDALE BEHIND ESSO, POOLE, BH15 3ED
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Established since 1997Total of over 90yrs combined experience

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Oakdale Garage has been owned by the current management since 1997. Our friendly team have a total of over 90 combined years experience in the motor industry, and we pride ourselves on being able to offer customers a wide range of garage services, dealing with all makes and models. We provide suppor...

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M T S Motors Ltd
28/29 KENNINGTON ROAD, NUFFIELD INDUSTRIAL EST, POOLE, BH17 0GF
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Family run, independent garageSpecialising in French carsEstablished in 1991

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We are a family run, independent garage based in Poole, specialising in French cars. Established in 1991, we excel in providing services specifically for Citroen, Peugeot and Renault as well as being able to perform all our services on all popular passenger and light commercial vehicles. Here at MT...

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R B Autocare Ltd
Unit 8 Manor Park, 35 Willis Way, Poole, BH15 3SZ
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More than 23 years of experience

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Does your car need servicing? Is your van needing a new clutch? Is it time for your vehicle's MOT? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, then you should call R B Autocare who have more than 23 years of experience in providing garage and motor services to private and business customers ...

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POOLE BAY MOTORS LIMITED
NORTH LODGE ROAD, PARKSTONE, POOLE, BH14 9BB
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Established in 2010, Poole Bay Garage has become one of the most highly respected garages in Poole and Bournemouth. We’re a family-run business where our customers are made to feel welcome – you can relax in the knowledge that when you bring your car to Poole Bay Garage, it is in good hands. We carr...

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Rentech Repairs
Unit 22, Holton Road, Poole, BH16 6LT
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Welcome to Rentech Repairs Ltd in Poole. We are a local, independent garage, serving Poole, Wareham and the surrounding area. We are a Bosch Car Service Centre which means all parts fitted come with a nationwide 12000 mile or 12 month guarantee (whichever is sooner).

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.

 

How to be a better driver

Whether you’re driving in Poole or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.

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