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Shock absorber service at Superior Cars Northampton
Shock absorbers have an important function to fulfill - for both safety and comfort. The shock absorbers ensure that the wheels or tyres maintain permanent contact with the road, the chassis does not "blow" through strong ground irregularities and the vehicle provides optimum driving comfort.
Our Superior Cars expert strongly recommend to have your vehicle's shock absorbers checked after about every 12000 miles. That way issues with ABS and ESP can also be avoided.
How do I know if my shock absorbers are defective?
Signs that may indicate defective shock absorbers include:
- The vehicle oscillates when passing through unevenness
- Noise generation even at low speeds and on bad roads
- fluttering steering with heavy braking
So if you feel that your vehicle is not rolling as it should, you should bring it to us asap. Our experienced mechanics at Superior Cars Northampton will narrow down the cause quickly and accurately and fix the issues fast and cost efficiently.
What can happen if I don't get the repair done?
First critical signs: The front car plunges when braking and oscillates, the braking distance can extend by up to 8%. The car tends to sling in strong corners and breaks uncontrolled or car the rocks to ground waves. The aquaplaning threat is growing as well. Tyres wear unevenly. Modern systems such as ABS (anti-lock braking system) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) are severely impaired in their function by defective shock absorbers. In the worst case, the ABS function even extends the braking distance.
So, you see, this is not just a small issue you can ignore. Come to see us and get the repair done quickly. Our services are not expensive and in the long run you will save good money by avoiding further damage.
If you have any specific questions or need further expert advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.