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CHECKING THE SUSPENSION AND THE SHOCK ABSORBERS AT ROBERTS TYRES IN SLEAFORD
The shock absorbers, together with the suspension springs, ensure that shocks are compensated without vehicle vibration. This allows optimum road contact of the wheels. So they not only serve the pleasant driving behaviour but also represent a safety-relevant component to the same extent.
Regular checks on the vehicle suspension and the shock absorbers are standard at Roberts Tyres. Modern vehicles have sophisticated suspension systems, where the shock absorbers should be checked regularly after a certain mileage.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHECK THE SUSPENSION AND SHOCK ABSORBERS PERIODICALLY?
The duty of the suspension is to suppress the vibrations of the vehicle or to dampen it quickly. After brakes, steering and tyres, the suspension and shock absorbers are the most important components when it comes to controlling your vehicle at any time.
It is not surprising that shock absorbers need exchanging from time to time, even if they don't show any obvious damage. It all depends on their load, age and mileage because the shock absorbers transfer every steering movement and every bump on the body.
The consequences of worn shock absorbers are:
• An extended braking distance
• An increased aquaplaning danger
• Greater side wind sensitivity
• More wear on tyres and joints
WHEN SHOULD YOU EXCHANGE SHOCK ABSORBER?
In order to avoid high consequential costs and to restore safety and driving comfort, it is recommended to have the suspension examined around every 12000 miles. These are signs of worn shock absorbers:
• Hammering sounds on bad roads even at low speed
• The vehicle swings after a bump
• The tyres are worn unevenly
• The steering flutters
• The cornering is spongy
• The vehicle responds more strongly to crosswinds
Causes of shock absorber defects include slow wear, corrosion, improper installation, self-made modifications and excessive stress.
At Roberts Tyres in Sleaford, we make sure that your vehicle's suspension and shock absorbers work the way they should and, if necessary, exchange parts quickly and cost-effectively.
Of course, our experts only use spare parts in original equipment quality!
As part of a suspension test we check your suspension and shock absorbers. In addition to the regular visual inspection, we also perform a functional test.
With us, your car is always in good hands!