Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
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Don't Risk Worn Shock Absorbers.
The most Misunderstood part of a vehicle is often the shock absorbers - it's important to remember they are there to keep your tyres firmly on the road where they belong!
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers to function at optimum levels. Shocks and struts are key parts 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 Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre in Lithgow for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are signs 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 Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre 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
Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Hicks Automotive & Exhaust Centre 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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