Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
Worn Shock Absorbers, Don't Risk It.
You should never underestimate the importance of your shock absorbers - lots of us don't even realise that they are there to keep your tyres safely in contact with the road.
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Your stability, steering, handling, ride comfort and brakes all depend on your shock absorbers to function. Shocks and struts are key 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 I Know If My Shocks Are Worn?
If your shocks display worrying symptoms you shouldn't delay - came and see the team at Victoria Park Auto Care in East Victoria Park for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive clues 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 Victoria Park 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
Victoria Park Auto Care are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Victoria Park Auto Care is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.