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Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers

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Worn Shock Absorbers - Don't Take The Risk.

Shock absorbers are often the most misunderstood part of a vehicle - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres in contact with the road!

 

What Are Shock Absorbers?

Your stability, steering, handling, ride comfort and brakes all rely on your shock absorbers in order to work properly. Shocks and struts are important 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?

If you're worried about your shocks you should come and see the team at Protec Automotive in Evans Head for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are noticeable 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 Protec Automotive 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.



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