Suspension and Shocks

Suspension and Shocks

Shock absorbers serve two main purposes – safety and comfort: ensuring that your vehicle’s tyres remain on the road at all times and maintaining a smooth ride by controlling the impact and rebound movement of your vehicle’s front and rear suspension.

A car with compromised suspension takes longer to stop in an emergency, which can put your passengers and other drivers at risk. Some of the telltale signs of worn shock absorbers include:

  • The vehicle easily slides and doesn’t hug the road on bends.
  • Tyres have bald patches.
  • Your car nosedives forward when braking.
  • The steering wheel vibrates while driving.
  • Oil is leaking from your shock absorbers.

How often does the suspension system require maintenance?

As a general rule of thumb, you should get your suspension checked every 20,000 – 40,000kms . However, this can vary depending on whether you are driving off-road, the type of shocks that are installed in your car and the age of your vehicle.

If my shocks need replacing, what options are available?

There are a few different types of struts and shocks that you can choose from, which have differing levels of performance and expected lifetime.

As a mechanical workshop, we are fully equipped to look after all different kinds of vehicle servicing needs. With over 70 years of combined experience between our team, we have worked on all different kinds of jobs and value the importance of quality workmanship.

Quite often, when we fix suspension issues in our shock shop, the cars also need a wheel alignment – which is something that we can do in-house. By taking a methodical approach to shock absorber services, we take pride in knowing that work is done right the first time.

If you have suspension issues that require attention, please feel free to contact us or bring your car into our workshop for a free no obligation quote.

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