Shock Absorber Tips from the Experts

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Shock Absorbers

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What Are Shock Absorbers?

Shock absorbers are a crucial component of a vehicle’s suspension system, responsible for smoothing out the ride by dampening the impact of bumps and uneven road surfaces. As the name suggests, shock absorbers absorb the kinetic energy generated from bumps and potholes, converting it into heat energy. This process helps to maintain stability, control, and comfort for both the driver and passengers.

Signs That Your Shock Absorbers Need Replacing

Excessive Bouncing: If your vehicle bounces excessively after hitting bumps or uneven road surfaces, it could indicate worn-out shock absorbers.

Longer Stopping Distance: Worn shock absorbers can increase the vehicle’s stopping distance, affecting braking performance and safety.

Uneven Tire Wear: Shock absorbers help maintain even contact between tires and the road. Uneven tire wear, such as bald spots or cupping, may signal shock absorber issues.

Fluid Leaks: Visible oil leaks on shock absorbers or around the wheels suggest seal failure and the need for replacement.

Excessive Vehicle Sway: Experiencing excessive side-to-side movement or swaying while driving, particularly during turns or lane changes, is a sign of compromised shock absorbers.

FRM Automotive – Car Garage in Peterborough

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