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Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers

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Worn Shock Absorbers - Don't Take The Risk.

Shock absorbers could be the most misunderstood part of a vehicle's essential systems - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres in contact with the road!

 

What Are Shock Absorbers?

Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers in order to work properly. Shocks and struts are crucial mechanisms of the suspension system. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts and thoroughly inspecting the entire suspension system will help to maintain good vehicle safety and control.

 

How Do You Tell If Your Shocks Are Worn?

If you're worried about your shocks you should come and see the team at Automotive Instincts in Reservoir for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you might notice:


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Trouble Stopping

Worn shock absorbers can add as much as 20% to your stopping distance. That's the sort of fault that can be fatal and requires immediate attention.


Nose-diving & Swerving

If the bonnet of your car dips when you brake or slow down, or your vehicle swerves under brakes, you may have a shock absorber problem.


Bad Vibes

Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.

 

Side Slide

If your car veers in side winds, particularly when the wind isn't so strong, you could have shock absorber problems.


Shake, Rattle & Roll

Notice that your car 'rock and rolls' over bumps, railway tracks or uneven surfaces? Not hugging the bends? Time to visit Automotive Instincts for a check up!


Uneven Tyre Wear

If your tyres are wearing unevenly, particularly if there are bald patches, odds are it's your shock absorbers.


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Automotive Instincts are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Automotive Instincts is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.

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