Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
Worn Shock Absorbers, Don't Risk It.
You should never underestimate the importance of your shock absorbers - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres in contact with the road!
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Your steering, handling, stability,, ride comfort and brakes all rely on your shock absorbers to work at optimum levels. Shocks and struts are fundamental 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.
How Do You Tell If Your Shocks Are Worn?
The best way to test your shock absorbers is to visit the team at Prime Auto Care in Lonsdale for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you should watch for:
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 Prime Auto Care 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
Prime Auto Care are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Prime Auto Care is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.