The role of shock absorbers is to keep each of your four tyres in constant contact with the road. When you drive over a bump, the car’s springs are compressed, to enable control of the vehicle. Shock absorbers act as a dampener, to stop this bouncing movement and ease the various changes to the road condition. In a vehicle, shock absorbers reduce the effect of travelling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and increase in comfort. Shock absorbers use oil and gasses to absorb excess energy from the springs. We stock a wide range of Shock Absorbers to fit most cars and light commercial vehicles, so when your shock absorbers fail we can quickly get you back on the road.
Lower Ball Joints
Ball joints are the pivot between the wheels and the suspension of an automobile. It's best to inspect standard ball joints once a year. Ball joints play a critical role in the safe operation of an automobile's steering and suspension. Signs of a failing ball joint start with a clicking or snapping sound when the wheel is turned and eventually turns into a squeaking sound at the end of a stop, when the pedal is used and/or also when hitting bumps. Another symptom could be 'thud' noises coming from front suspension when going over bumps.