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Suspension and Shock Absorbers

Maintain ride comfort and stability by having your car’s suspension checked regularly at Tyre City. Our expert technicians can spot steering and suspension issues before they become serious helping to reduce the strain on other vehicle components.

Your vehicle's suspension system is effectively a series of components designed to work together in harmony to limit the vibrations from uneven road surfaces. Without vehicle suspension, driving your car would be quite an unpleasant experience! But while providing you with a smooth, controlled and comfortable driving experience, your suspension parts take quite a beating, absorbing every bump and dip the road throws at them. Over time, this will obviously take its toll on your suspension system, that’s why we recommend a regular suspension health check.

Why Suspension is Important

Vehicle suspension does more than just improve ride comfort. Your suspension incorporates a coil spring and a shock absorber (also known as a dampener) on each corner which work together to dampen down and cushion the vehicle by absorbing the impact from potholes and other minor imperfections in the road. By absorbing bumps in the road your tyres stay firmly in contact with the road surface so that your brakes work effectively. Worn shock absorbers can add up to 2 metres to your braking distance when travelling at 30mph as tyres have less contact with the road on uneven surfaces.

Identifying Suspension Problems

Tell-tale signs that your suspension needs some attention include excessive play in the steering, a clunking noise when going over bumps, or a creaking noise when the car is in motion, particular when cornering.

Suspension parts wear gradually over a period of time so you may not feel the decrease in your suspension’s performance. Therefore, it is not always obvious that a problem in your vehicle suspension system has developed. Pop in to your local Tyre City centre for a free suspension safety check today. Our trained suspension technicians will inspect your vehicle and provide a full report on our findings. We will show you any issues with your suspension system that we find, along with a clear quotation for any recommended work, where required.

Shocks and Suspension at Tyre City

Tyre City stocks a wide variety of high quality shock absorbers and suspension parts and will only fit shocks that are of original equipment standard giving you a cost-effective alternative to taking your car to the dealership for suspension repairs.

To book your car in for a free suspension check, simply contact your nearest Tyre City branch

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