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Suspension issues

Shock absorbers reduce jolts and knocks and ensure the car can move and stop efficiently. Here are some common symptoms of problems.

  • Poor cornering and road holding.
  • A rolling, uncomfortable ride on rough roads.
  • Bad handling in side winds.
  • Impaired braking.
  • Steering vibration.

Car makers recommend that shock absorbers are replaced in pairs (front or back) to avoid uneven balance across the car. A simple test is to push down on the corner of your car a few times then release quickly. If the corner bounces no more than one and a half times, your shock absorbers are probably fine.

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