The ACCUK Motoring Blog

Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

Your Volvo or Toyota Shock Absorbers Explained

  • Friday, August 17, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

Shock Absorbers

The blog this week is about the role your shock absorbers play and the issues to look out for that indicate there could be a problem and they may need changing. If you travel on long journeys and you find yourself reaching your destination suffering discomfort or pain it may be time to investigate your suspension and shock absorbers. Read below to find out more.

So, what do shock absorbers look like? They look like springs with a solid bar through the centre. They work by compressing and releasing as your Volvo or Toyota goes over the road surface ensuring that the weight is kept in the centre at all times. However, as with many of the cars parts, over time the shock absorbers will wear and show signs of damage.

So how can you tell if your shock absorbers are compromised? One obvious sign is that you may feel resistance when going round a corner – like your Volvo or Toyota wants to pull in the opposite direction. Another sign to look out for is uneven tyre wear. Worn shock absorbers can increase your braking distances by around 20%. This could be catastrophic to you, your passengers and other road users. This problem will not go away without action – get your Volvo or Toyota booked in with your local independent garage for further investigation. The longer that you leave it, the more damage that can be caused to other parts of your vehicle, resulting in a larger repair bill. Happy safe 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 and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, 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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