Suspension and Shock Absorbers

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Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are the unsung heroes of any smooth driving experience. We generally associate high-performance engines or above average horsepower with the cars ability to drive smoothly. However, without a fully functioning shock absorber in place, you’d find it next to impossible to drive your car at any reasonable speed.

Without going into the specifics, let’s just say that shock absorbers do precisely what their name suggests- they absorb the shock or turbulence when driving, especially at high speeds or over rough terrains. Maintaining a shock absorber service schedule is important for a safe and comfortable ride.

Functions of shock absorbers

Apart from their apparent purpose which is to provide the driver with a smooth ride, shock absorbers also improve the performance of the car in certain ways. They help in-

  • Increasing the mileage of the vehicle
  • Improvement in handling
  • Greater braking accuracy
  • Providing stability by ensuring that the tyres stay firmly in contact with the road
  • Preventing uneven tyre tread wear

How to spot faulty shock absorbers?

Unfortunately, like most other parts of the car, shock absorbers are prone to damage and wearing as well. But because shock absorbers are situated deep within the chassis, it may not be apparent readily. So, shock absorber service should be performed timely by a reliable garage like ADD Tyres and Exhausts.

However, you can look out for these signs which are classic symptoms of shock absorber failure;

  • An increase in stopping distance
  • Frequent dipping and swerving while braking
  • Unusual vibrations in the steering wheel
  • Difficulty in handling the car when driving at a high speed
  • Uneven tyre tread wear
  • A sudden increase in the general shaking of the car

Be Shock-Proof with ADD Tyres and Exhausts

Shock absorbers are crucial for the drivability of your car. However, there is practically nothing you can do for shock absorbers service, as they are near impossible to reach for a regular car owner.  Also, since they wear gradually, it’s challenging to determine if they are damaged and require replacing.

So, if you spot any of the signs of worn out shock absorbers, it’s best to have our technicians have a look at your car’s suspension.

Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and the know-how of spotting damaged or worn out shock absorbers. That’s the reason ADD Tyres and Exhausts has become one of the leading workshops for shock absorbers repair in Pickering.