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Budjet Warrington
2 Longford Street, Warrington, WA2 7PG
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Here at Budjet Warrington we have over 25 years of experience in the trade. Located in Warrington, Cheshire we offer a full range of services for all your vehicle needs. From MOT's and servicing to brakes and exhaust, we deal with everything you can possibly think of here.

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In n Out Auto Centres - Warrington
Winwick Road, Warrington, WA2 8HJ
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IN'n'OUT Autocentres are experts in vehicle servicing, MOT's & repairs. We were established in 2008 and have over 29 autocentres nationwide. All our workshop technicians are trained to the highest standards. Many of whom have joined us from big brand main dealers. They are car enthusiasts and put as...

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John Oates Garage Services & Repairs
Marsh house lane, Padgate, Warrington, WA1 3QX
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We carry out MOT’s on all types of vehicles from cars and vans to light commercial vehicles no matter the make or model. We can also provide a service for fleet maintenance through the one link system. You are able to come and view your vehicle having it’s MOT in our viewing room to put your mind a...

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Johnsons Volkswagen Warrington
Milner St, Warrington, WA5 1AD
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Our Volkswagen-trained technicians are prepared to maintain and repair and of our models like the Polo, Golf, and Tiguan. Plus, we have a vast range of genuine Volkswagen parts and accessories to use on any Volkswagen vehicle. If we don't have a particular part needed for your car, we will ensure to...

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 can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?

As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Warrington or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.

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