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Dellers Garage (Swindon) Ltd
Hobley Drive, Swindon, SN3 4NS
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Established in 1944Small, family run garage

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Established in 1944, we're a small, family run garage offering car repairs, servicing and MOT in Swindon for 3 generations. We offer car servicing, repairs and MOT on all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles up to 3000kg for Class 4 MOT testing.

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TECHNOQUIP LTD
UNIT 21, TECHNO TRADING ESTATE, KEMBREY, SWINDON, SN2 8HB
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FREE collection and Delivery serviceOver 60 years of experience

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Technoquip offer a FREE collection and Delivery service which is ideal for working people who can now have the peace of mind that their car is being looked after without any interruptions to their busy day-to-day routines. Please note to all potential customers we are extremely busy all the time and...

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MOT AUTO CENTRE
UNIT 2C, HARGREAVES ROAD, GROUNDWELL ESTATE, SWINDON, SN25 5AZ
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At MOT Auto Centre, we like to give our customers the added extras they deserve. Our friendly dedicated team are always on hand to give experienced advice on your vehicle. All of our brand-new tyres come with a free fitting service, saving you that extra cost whilst still benefiting from our profess...

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Johnsons Fiat/Alfa/Mazda/Jeep Swindon
Forest Park Road, Mead Way, Swindon, SN5 5PQ
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No matter what car, new or used, from us or not our technical experts can ensure that your car is cared for properly. Our services range from a basic/interim service to a full/major service. Johnsons dealerships are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure we provide the best diagnos...

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Alan Watkins Motor Repairs
UNIT 2 Darby Close, Cheeney Manor Industrial Estate, Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2PN
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Car Servicing, MOTS, On Site Welding, Car Diagnostics. VW & Audi Specialist. The Good Garage Scheme Registered. We are a professional business offering a friendly service. If you are looking for quality and reliable MOT testing, you've come to the right place. Call us for more information. Alan Watk...

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PLAISTER AUTO SERVICES
UNIT A, DUNBEATH ROAD, ELGIN TRADING ESTATE, SWINDON, SN2 8EA
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A reliable car garage in Swindon Are you looking for professional garage services in Swindon? At Plaister Auto Services, we have the experience and expertise to return your vehicle to top condition.

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 Swindon

Swindon is a large town within the Borough of Swindon and the county of Wiltshire in South West England. It is situated near the Cotswolds and is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty and ancient market towns and villages, close to the tourist destinations of Bath, Oxford and Stonehenge.

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