Suspension and Shock Absorbers
Your vehicle's suspension system is effectively a complex series of components designed to work together to limit the vibrations and undulations from the road surface, providing a smooth, controlled and comfortable driving experience.
The principle suspension components include a coil spring and a shock absorber or, as it is sometimes known, a dampener. These components work together to dampen down and cushion the vehicle by absorbing the impact from potholes and other minor imperfections in the road. This keeps your vehicle stable and your tyres firmly in contact with the road surface for the maximum amount of time which is essential for your brakes to work effectively. Worn shock absorbers can add up to 2 metres to your braking distance when travelling at 30mph as tyres have less contact with the road.
Maintaining a healthy vehicle suspension system is vital if you are to gain the optimum comfort, stability and handling characteristics from your vehicle.
It is not always obvious that a problem in your vehicle suspension system is present. This is generally due to a gradual loss of performance in the principle suspension parts and because this happens over time you may not always feel the gradual decrease in suspension performance. At DSA Autocentre our trained technicians will inspect your vehicle and quickly identify any problems with your suspension system. The technician will provide a full report and show you any issues we find, along with a clear quotation for any work, where required and will be able to advise you how long they expect any suspension repairs to take.
Why should I book a car suspension check?
There could be any number of reasons to book a suspension check. You might have noticed that your car isn't as stable as it used to be, or you may have bought a used car that needs a check-up.
In any case, it's important to service suspension when required, as it improves safety and prolongs the lifespan of your car.
What does car suspension repair cost?
The cost to repair suspension varies depending on the issue and the parts required. At DSA Autocentre, we will provide you a competitive no obligation quote.