Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
Worn Shock Absorbers - Don't Take The Risk.
Shock absorbers are quite possibly the most misunderstood part of any vehicle's essential systems - 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 stability, steering, handling, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers to function safely. Shocks and struts are important 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.
What Are The Signs Of Worn Shock Absorbers?
The safest way to test your shock absorbers is to visit the team at West Car Clinic in Ridgehaven for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive clues of excessive shock absorber wear and tear :
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.
Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.
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 West Car Clinic 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.
Monroe Safety Specialist
West Car Clinic are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that West Car Clinic is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.