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Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers

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Our Pialba workshop will be closed only for the public holidays over Christmas (25th - 26th of December 2017 and 1st of January 2018) and will open for trading as normal all other days over the Christmas period. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

Don't Risk Worn Shock Absorbers.

The most Misunderstood part of a vehicle is often the shock absorbers - many people don't even realise they're intended to keep your tyres safely in contact with the road!

 

What Are Shock Absorbers?

Your steering, handling, stability,, ride comfort and brakes all rely on your shock absorbers to function safely. 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.

 

What Are The Symptoms of Worn Shocks?

If your shocks display worrying symptoms you shouldn't delay - came and see the team at Hervey Bay Service Centre in Pialba for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear to watch 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 Hervey Bay Service 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

Hervey Bay Service Centre are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Hervey Bay Service 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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