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Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers

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Drysdale Motors wish our customers a safe and happy holiday season. Our Drysdale workshop will be will be closed from Saturday December 23rd and re-opening Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Avoid being stuck during the holiday season, ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  For any urgent enquiries over this period, please contact Auto Care Ocean Grove on 5255 1045 

Worn Shock Absorbers, Don't Risk It.

Don't underestimate the importance of your shock absorbers - lots of us don't even realise that they are there to keep your tyres safely in contact with the road.

 

What Are Shock Absorbers?

Your steering, handling, stability,, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers in order to work properly. Shocks and struts are key components 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 I Know If My Shocks Are Worn?

If you're worried about your shocks you should come and see the team at Drysdale Motors in Drysdale for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are symptoms of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you can keep an eye out for:


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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 Drysdale Motors 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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