Experiencing signs that you may need shock absorber repair?
Do you think your shock absorber could be faulty? Signs of these include greater vibrations being felt when you drive over uneven surfaces. This is because the dampening effect on the spring would be reduced when the shock absorber is not working properly. In addition, you may also experience a longer braking distance, which means this is not only a comfort issue, but also causes safety concerns. This is particularly when you may need to slow down quickly, for instance, on the expressway with construction works now and then ongoing in Singapore. With the tires also possibly unevenly contacting the roads when you drive, the wear and tear on your tires would also be uneven. Getting shock absorber repair speedily hence is essential for your comfort, safety and to also protect your other car components.
What the shock absorber does
The shock absorber is part of the car suspension system, and is mounted next to and works with the springs system. It dampens the effects of the springs moving up and down, by converting the energy into heat. This makes the ride more comfortable and safer, as the springs would otherwise be bouncing numerous times up and down when driving over a hump on the road. The tires would also otherwise be possibly lifting off the ground if the effect on the springs was not dampened. As such, a shock absorber repair when it is damaged is not just for comfort reasons, but also to ensure a better controlled and safe ride.
How shock absorber works
The shock absorber contains a piston, with a tube containing hydraulic fluid. During a drive over a hump, the energy from the springs is passed on to the piston, and the hydraulic fluid slows down the movement of the piston, which is then transmitted to slow down the spring. The system is also intelligent and able to adjust according to the speed at which the car is travelling, providing more resistance when the car is travelling faster.
Shock absorber repair & replacement
We would first carry out a test on the workings of your shock absorber, to check the ability to bounce and settle. If we have ascertained that the issue is indeed with the shock absorber and not other issues like struts, we can assist you to carry out the shock absorber repair and replacement. During this process, the car needs to be jacked up for the removal of the faulty shock absorber. We would then unbolt and remove it and replace with a new one.
Typically, shock absorber repair cost is from $15o onwards, depending on the issue, whether new or used parts are used as well as car make and model.
Koni shock absorbers, Gabriel shock absorbers
If you have preferred shock absorber brands, such as the popular koni shock absorbers as well as gabriel shock absorbers, you could also specify this to us, and we would advise you accordingly on suitability, availability as well as cost.
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Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Contact us and let our experienced mechanics help you take a closer examination when the suspension seems to feel rough, to determine and test out the root cause of the issues, to see whether you need shock absorber repair. Let us take care of your safety on the roads, with our car servicing, maintenance and repair services.