Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers
Christmas Trading Hours: Our Victor Harbor workshop will be working reduced hours during the holiday season - please note the changed times.
We will be open 8:30am-2:00pm on Monday, December 24 and also open on December 27-28 8:30am-4:00pm and on December 31 8:30am-4:00pm.
We will be closed on December 25-26, December 29-30 and closed on January 1, 2019.
Fleurieu Automotive will restart regular trading 8:30am-5:00pm from January 2. Ensure you book your car service well in advance to avoid the Christmas rush!
Worn Shock Absorbers, Aren't Worth The Risk.
You should never underestimate the importance of your shock absorbers - most people don't even realise they're designed to keep your tyres in contact with the road!
What Are Shock Absorbers?
Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all count on your shock absorbers in order to work properly. Shocks and struts are important workings of the suspension system. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts and thoroughly inspecting the entire suspension system will help to maintain good vehicle safety and control.
How Do You Tell If Your Shocks Are Worn?
If your shocks display worrying symptoms you shouldn't delay - came and see the team at Fleurieu Automotive in Victor Harbor for a road test by our qualified technicians. There are some very distinctive symptoms of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you should watch for:
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 & 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.
Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.
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 Fleurieu Automotive for a check up!
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
Fleurieu Automotive are proud members of the Monroe Safety Specialist Program and embrace the philosophy of 'technology driven safety'. You can rest assured that Fleurieu Automotive is trained to ensure the product that best suits your vehicle, driving style and needs is always correctly specified and fitted.
Trading Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm