Signs of Worn Shock Absorbers
|Nose Dip 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.
|Trouble stopping 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.
|Trouble stopping Bad vibes
Uncomfortable steering wheel vibration could be shock absorbers.
|Side slide 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 and roll Shake, rattle & roll
Notice that your car ‘rock and rolls’ over bumps, railway tracks or uneven surfaces? Not hugging the bends? Time to get those shock absorbers checked then!
|Uneven tyre wear Uneven tyre wear
If your tyres are wearing unevenly, particularly if there are bald patches, odds are it’s your shock absorbers.
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