SUSPENSION & SHOCK ABSORBERS

Our vehicle's suspension system (i.e., shocks or struts) is something we often take for granted. However, after supporting several tons of metal year after year, eventually the shocks will wear out and suspension repair will be necessary. Some people mistakenly believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride, and therefore these repairs aren't as important as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having a bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of 

Indicators of a problem like this are:

  • Taking longer to stop ( as much as 3m at 80kmph)
  • Uneven tyre threads
  • Damaged oil shocks 
  • Making noises when turning
  • Having trouble cornering

Worn or leaking shock absorbers cause a decrease in braking distance which can cause your vehicle to fail its WOF inspection, however WOF inspections don’t permit testing shocks and suspension directly.

 

STEERING

When a steering rack goes bad, it is important that you take immediate attention for  your safety. There are obvious signs that your steering rack needs to be changed, look out for these following symptoms: 

  • Very tight steering wheel 
  • Leaking power steering fluid 
  • Grinding noise when steering 
  • Burning smell 

Our specialists have decades of experience so you can count on us to get it done right the first time. We have partnered with our trusted suppliers to give you a competitive price. Call us now to make a booking.

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