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Fergussons Auto Services (Sutton)
Unit 10, iO Centre, Minden Road, Surrey, SM3 9BL
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Whether for a vehicle service, an urgent repair, or to undergo an MOT, people have long found Fergussons’ Sutton garage the go-to choice. The same is true if they require clutch, brake, tuning or diagnostic work. Our top-notch friendly and professional team will give you the professional service you...

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S W B Autos Ltd
Rear of 688, London Road, Sutton, SM3 9BY
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Welcome to S. W. B. Auto's. We have been trading in North Cheam for over 45 years as a Service and MOT Centre for all makes and models. We carry out MOT's on site and have a wide range of tyres should you need. Our Highly trained Technicians are on hand to over see your vehicle needs and get you ba...

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SJC Motors Ltd
44 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DA
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Top-rate service at unbeatable prices in Sutton & Beyond We do Servicing, Mechanical Repairs, MOT’s, Diagnostics, Tyres & More! SJC Motors - A family owned and run independent repair centre - trading on the same premises in the heart of Sutton, Surrey, for nearly 45 years! In this time we have ea...

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Auto Express Services
AE Services ltd, Kimpton Park Estate, Unit 4, i.O Centre, Minden Road, Sutton, SM3 9BL
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Located in Sutton in Surrey, Auto Express Services Ltd is a family-run business specialising in vehicle MOT’s, servicing and repairs. We have over 25 years’ experience in the trade, establishing ourselves as a trusted part of the community in Sutton since 2010, with a customer base that ranges from...

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London Autocare Ltd
9, St Dunstan's Hill, Sutton, SM1 2JX
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Looking for a garage that is reliable and has buckets of experience -then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a service, MOT, tyres or your vehicle needs any type of repairs then we have both the expertise and the facilities to take care of your vehicle.

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?

This might sound like a question with an obvious answer: you need a garage that can service or repair your car quickly and at a good price. But think again and you may realise there are other factors that affect your choice of garage in Sutton. If you need to bring your son or daughter with you when you take your car in, are there toys in the waiting room? If you’re dropping the car off between school and work, can you pick up a cup of coffee while you’re there? Might the garage even collect your car and drop it back at your house after the work is done? You can find answers to all these questions on BookMyGarage.

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