Despite popular belief shock absorbers don’t actually hold up or support the vehicle’s weight. A shock absorbers’ main purpose is to control the movement of springs and suspension. In doing this they also keep your tyres in contact with the road while also reducing bounce, roll or sway, brake dive and acceleration squat.
As you can see shock absorbers are an integral part of your vehicle. But as we don’t check them regularly or know how to check them regularly we don’t know when to replace shock absorbers.
For motoring about we’ve produced a video to give you more information on the importance of quality shock absorbers, how they work and when to replace shock absorbers.
Video: When to replace shock absorbers
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