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Station Garage (Park Gate) Ltd
Park Gate Business Centre, Chandlers Way, Southampton, SO31 1FQ
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SPECIALIST OIL IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGEFamily-run service and MOT test centreWe’ve been in business for over 20yrs

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Station Garage in Park Gate is a family-run service and MOT test centre with a reputation for honesty and reliability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and our team have over 100 years of experience working on vehicles between them.

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Sundays Hill MOT Centre
FOORD ROAD, HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 0DB
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Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a Service, MOT or general repairs then we have both the expertise and the facilities to take care of your vehicle.  Our Friendly, professional team will ensure that our workshop provides immediate...

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AR Autos - Bishops Waltham
Unit 1 Quarry Business Park, Lower Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AS
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A. R. Autos is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Southampton. With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching various professional level’s ranging from dealer expert technician to workshop controller we witnessed first hand the advantages and ...

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Jean Pierre ltd
8 Shirley Park Road, Southampton, SO16 4FP
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Family run businessEstablished in 1976Specialise in repair of VAG & Skoda cars

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** Prices are subject to vehicle make/model** We are a family run business offering great service and expertise. Established in 1976, we now specialise in the repair of VAG and Skoda vehicles. We also have full workshop facilities, servicing, repairs, parts and MOTs.

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Hammerton Garage Hedge End
Marls Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2EY
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Hammerton Garage in Hedge End is a family run garage and has been operating since 1978 at it's site in Marls Road Hedge End. Hammerton Garage offers a comprehensive range of garage services including MOT testing from £35, routine servicing, electrical repairs, diagnostics, tyres, brakes, clutches, ...

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Kinleys Garage
Unit 1a Kemps Quay Industrial Park, Quayside Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 1BZ
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Local Family Run Since 1985

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If you're looking for a reliable and respected garage to take care of your vehicle repairs, look no further than Kinleys Garage. Established in 1985, our garage in Quayside Road, Southampton has built a reputation for providing unbeatable service and quality workmanship. We offer a range of services...

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 Southampton

Southampton has been a settlement since Roman and Saxon times, and Roman ruins still remain in a suburb called Bitterne Manor. Some remnants of the medieval wall still exist throughout the city, most notably the Bargate in the centre. Southampton has grown rapidly in the past 30 years, becoming one of the twenty largest cities in England. The two universities (Solent University and University of Southampton) give it a large student population in term time and the city boasts a variety of things to do and see.

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