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Frontline auto services
Unit 5 Checketts Lane Industrial, Checketts Lane,, Worcester, WR3 7JW
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Dealer trained vehicle technician Diagnostics, Servicing, General repairs. Extremely competitive rates. Main dealer quality without main dealer prices.

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Blackpole Trade & Save
Shipston Close, Cotswold Way, Blackpole, Worcester, WR4 9XN
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Serving the community for 10 yearsFully refurbished siteOff-street Parking

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At Blackpole Trade & Save Autocentre you will find a wide choice of top quality affordable used cars plus we offer MOT's, servicing and repairs for all makes and models of vehicle. Our Autocentre is located in Blackpole, just a two minute drive from junction 6 of the M5 and boasts excellent links to...

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Gc garage ltd
Unit 16, Buckholt Drive, Worcester, WR4 9ND
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Welcome to GC Garage. Your one stop shop for all your motoring needs! From initial contact to leaving with your keys, everything will run as smooth as oil. With petrol running through our veins, years of experience, the right tools for the job and a passion for what we do your vehicle is in the ri...

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Unit 12 Three Springs, Trading Estate , Vincent Road, Worcester, WR5 1BW
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CARS was established in 2002 and has gone from strength to strength. With the hard work and commitment of the team, CARS has become one of the best reputed independent garages in Worcester, offering customers a true alternative to the main dealers for all makes and models of cars and light commercia...

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CTS Auto Centre
Unit C. The Railway Yard, Midland Road, Worcester, WR5 1DS
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The is a local business established in 1995 with a very good reputation. We pride ourselves on good customer service and at the right price. We are AA and RAC approved and we are a member of the MOTOR INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE. We provide good onsite parking and are a short distance from town.

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?

You may live within walking distance of a garage which offers most of the services you need. However, by sticking with the nearest garage in Worcester you could be missing out on a better deal. What if a garage with a collection / drop off service or courtesy car could do the same job at a good price, without the inconvenience of losing your car for the duration of the repair? BookMyGarage allows you to search for local garages which offer this facility, and compare their prices, all in one session.

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