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How To Tell If Your Shock Absorbers Have Worn

  • Friday, July 5th, 2019

The blog this week is about how to tell if the shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota have worn. Read on to find out more.

Shock Absorbers

Your shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota work every time you use your car, even if you are doing lots of motorway driving and the road is not particularly uneven. Therefore it is safe to say that at some point they will suffer wear and tear and need to be replaced. So, how can you tell if your shock absorbers have come to the end of their life and need replacing?

  1. If you notice your car drifting when you try and turn or notice resistance going around a corner it may be worth a visit to your local independent garage for closer inspection.
  2. Another tell tale sign may be uneven tyre wear. Again it is worth taking your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for further inspection as to the cause of the uneven tyre wear. There is no point in replacing your tyres with no investigation as it could happen again very quickly – resulting in a greater cost because of tyre replacement.
  3. Worn or damaged shock absorbers can affect your braking, some say by up to 20% increase in breaking distance required. This is massive – especially if you are travelling at high speeds on a motorway. Get your car booked in to your local independent garage for inspection. None of the above issues will go away on their own. Leaving them will only result in higher costs as other damage could result. Your health and safety and that of other road users is paramount. Get issues fixed quickly. Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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