Dangers Of Worn Shock Absorbers

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 in contact with the road!

What Are Shock Absorbers?

Your steering, stability, handling, ride comfort and brakes all rely on your shock absorbers to function at optimum levels. 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 to maintain good vehicle safety and control.

Signs Of Worn Shock Absorbers?

Although the best way to test your shock absorbers is through a workshop and road test by a qualified technician, there are some very distinctive signs of excessive shock absorber wear and tear you can keep an eye out for. Depending on the type of shock absorber fitted to your vehicle, they may need replacing or repairing.  If you experience any of the symptoms below in your car, call your local Repco Authorised Service Centre today. 

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

The way you drive, where you drive, what you drive, the loads you carry, the weather - many things can impact on shock absorber life - so there is no hard and fast answer to this question. However, leading automotive experts recommend that you have a trained specialist inspect your shock absorbers for signs of wear every 20,000km.

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