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Learn About Shock Absorbers

Useful articles about your car’s shocks, from tips, maintenance, safety, DIY, and more.

Examples of shock absorbers
What are the Main Types of Shock Absorbers?
31 Jan 2022 - Shocks,Tips/Guides,Shocks
Whether on our daily commute or going on a drive trip, navigating South African roads come with its challenges. More than having to deal with distracted drivers on their cell phones or non-operational traffic lights, there is also the issue of South Africa’s “national flower”.
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Front axle with suspension and absorber.
How Worn Shocks Puts Your Safety at Risk
5 Oct 2021 - Shocks,Tips/Guides,Shocks
It's common knowledge that tyres play a major role in vehicle safety, but few people consider the role of shocks or struts and how they affect the safe operation of a vehicle. These have a direct effect on your vehicle’s components and performance, which in turn affects the safety of your car on the road.
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A rear differential ball with sport drag car suspension and big racing tyres
Do Worn Shocks Affect Tyre Wear and Tear?
9 Sep 2020 - Shocks
Aside from helping you maintain control of your vehicle and provide a smooth and comfortable ride, shock absorbers help keep a car’s tyres in contact with the road. The suspension system absorbs sudden shocks and dampens shock vibrations.
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Know Your Shock Absorbers
27 Jun 2020 - Shocks,Tips/Guides
Your shock absorbers are critical safety components on your car and can be classified into two basic types – standalone shocks that attach to the vehicle suspension and frame, and shock-absorber cartridges that are integrated into a suspension strut.
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What’s the difference between shocks and struts?
14 Nov 2018 - Shocks,Shocks
What’s the difference between shocks and struts? Both make up parts of a car’s suspension system but play different roles in contributing to overall safety and handling.
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How do I know my shock absorbers need to be replaced?
19 Apr 2018 - Shocks,Shocks
How do you know when to replace the shock absorbers on your car? Worn shocks increasing stopping distance significantly. For safety reasons alone it’s important to test your shocks for wear and tear every now and then - something that can easily done at home with a simple bounce test.
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What causes wear and tear on your shocks?
19 Apr 2018 - Shocks,Tips/Guides
Worn shocks on a vehicle are due to a number of reasons such as the terrain a car is driven on, environmental conditions, and the handling style of the driver. By understanding what causes your shock absorbers to wear, you can take measures to extend their lifespan and avoid premature replacement.
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What are shock absorbers?
19 Apr 2018 - Shocks,Tips/Guides
What are shock absorbers on a car and what do they do? By absorbing vibrations and jolts they help maintain a comfortable ride, and they also serve to keep your tyres in contact with the road surface. There are also different shocks for different types of vehicles that serve specific functions.
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