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MOTORSENSE
UNIT 5, HAZELWOOD TRD. EST., Dominion Way, WORTHING, BN14 8LU
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Established in 1988

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We are a Worthing-based car garage established in 1988, who offer specialist car repairs and maintenance services to customers across West Sussex. From small city cars to light commercial vehicles, Offering a wide range of services. From head light restoration to cambelts and clutches to in-depth di...

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Central Auto Repair LTD
Central Auto Repair Services, Bridge Road Garage, Worthing, BN14 7BU
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Central Auto Repair Services is a place where we repair cars with the utmost care and attention. While you can go to several other garages for the same work, we give you plenty of reasons for why should you rather visit us. Since its establishment, Central Auto Repair Services has never stopped evol...

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Auto Empire Garages Ltd
161 South farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7BB
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We are a privately run garage with community in mind. We strive ourselves in providing excellent customer service and speed and efficient at not only an excellent price but within an excellent time frame! We at Auto Empire push to always ‘out do’ ourselves and this is why we always prompt for custom...

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BRIGHTON ROAD MOTORS
102-108 BRIGHTON ROAD, WORTHING, BN11 2EN
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Brighton Road Motors offer a range of motor services from MOTs to servicing and repairs. We wish to deliver an impressive service with an even more impressive price!

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M-Tech
Unit 3 Silverdale, Meadow Road, Worthing, BN11 2RZ
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When booking your car in for a service, you want to be sure that it'll be looked after in the best possible way. With M-Tech you can expect your car to be thoroughly serviced according to the manufacturer's recommendations. M-Tech offer a full range of services including MOT, fault finding and repai...

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 to be a better driver

Whether you’re driving in Worthing or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.

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