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Dangers of worn shock absorbers

Worn shock absorbers? Don't risk it.

Shock absorbers are quite possibly the most misunderstood part of any vehicle's essential systems - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres firmly on the road where they belong!

What are shock absorbers?

Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers to function. Shocks and struts are key components of the suspension system. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts and thoroughly inspecting the entire suspension system will help maintain good vehicle safety and control.

How do I know if my shocks are worn?

If your shocks display worrying symptoms, you shouldn't delay - came and see the team at Woodward's Auto Repairs in Wangaratta for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are noticeable signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you can keep an eye out for.

Trouble stopping

Worn shock absorbers can add as much as 20% to your stopping distance. That's the sort of fault that can be fatal and requires immediate attention.

Nose-diving and swerving

If the bonnet of your car dips when you brake or slow down, or your vehicle swerves under brakes, you may have a shock absorber problem.

Bad vibes

Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.

Side slide

If your car veers in side winds, particularly when the wind isn't so strong, you could have shock absorber problems.

Shake, rattle & roll

Notice that your car 'rock and rolls' over bumps, railway tracks or uneven surfaces? Not hugging the bends? Time to visit Woodward's Auto Repairs for a checkup!

Uneven tyre wear

If your tyres are wearing unevenly, particularly if there are bald patches, odds are it's your shock absorbers.

Monroe Safety Specialist

Woodward's Auto Repairs are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Woodward's Auto Repairs is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.

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