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Learn About Shock Absorbers

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

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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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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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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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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