Suspension and Shock Absorbers
At Tyre City, we offer a free suspension and shock absorber check at all of our centres located throughout the UK. By having your suspension system inspected on a regular basis, you can help maintain the condition of your vehicle, allowing you to experience a comfortable, safe ride every time you get behind the wheel.
Our expert technicians have been trained to spot steering and suspension problems before they become serious, helping to reduce the strain on the vehicle’s other components. If we identify a problem, we also offer suspension and shock absorber replacement and repair services.
Why Suspension is Important
Your vehicle’s suspension system is made up of a number of different components that work together to reduce the vibrations felt from uneven road surfaces. Without this system, driving your car would be quite unpleasant.
Your suspension system includes a shock absorber, which is sometimes also known as a dampener, and a spring. Working together to cushion the vehicle, these parts absorb the impact from flaws in the road, such as potholes. As a result, your tyres are able to stay in contact with the road’s surface, which in turn means that your brakes work more effectively
Why You Should Have Your Suspension System Checked Regularly
While it provides you with a controlled, comfortable and smooth driving experience, your suspension system can take quite a beating, absorbing every bump and dip the road throws at it. Over time, this can take its toll on this part of your vehicle. That’s why we recommend a regular suspension health check.
For example, if you’re travelling at 30mph and your shock absorbers are worn down, this can increase your braking distance by two metres because your tyres will have less contact with the road on uneven surfaces. This can be extremely dangerous for you, your passengers and other motorists, so it’s important that you have this part of your vehicle checked regularly to see if you need a suspension or car shock absorber repair or replacement.
Identifying Suspension Problems
There are a few tell-tale signs that could indicate your suspension system needs some attention. These include excessive play in the steering, a clunking noise when going over bumps and a creaking noise when the car is in motion, particularly when cornering. If you notice any of these signs, it could be that your vehicle needs a suspension replacement or repair.
However, suspension parts can wear gradually over a period of time, so you may not even notice a change in your suspension’s performance. This means that it is not always obvious that a problem has developed.
If you suspect there is something wrong with your suspension system, simply visit your local Tyre City centre. Our expert suspension technicians will be able to inspect your vehicle and provide a full report. A member of our team will explain to you any issues with your suspension system that have been found, and we will provide you with a clear quotation for any recommended work if required.
Book Your Free Suspension Check At Tyre City Today
At Tyre City, we stock a wide variety of high quality shock absorbers and suspension parts, and we will only fit parts that are of original equipment standard. This gives you an affordable alternative to taking your car to the dealership for a suspension repair.
To book your suspension check, or if you suspect you need a car suspension repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to contact your local Tyre City branch. To find your nearest centre, simply use the search tool below.