Car Steering, Suspension, & Shock

Absorber Services

Keeping your suspension in top condition is vital to your car’s performance.

One main function of your car’s suspension is to provide a smooth, comfortable ride even when you are on a bumpy road. However, your suspension’s most important job is to keep all four tires in firm contact with the road so that steering, driving, and braking systems are effective. Without your suspension in good working order, control of the vehicle can become unmanageable and can lead to unfortunate (and fully avoidable) accidents.

There are many parts working together to ensure your car’s suspension is doing its job. Shock absorbers (or struts) and springs are the main parts, however, it’s important that other parts, including ball joints, tie rod ends, and suspension bushes are in good condition.

If any of these parts are worn, your suspension system becomes ineffective and this is incredibly unsafe. For example, just one worn shock absorber means you may need up to 2.6-metres longer to stop the vehicle. That could be the difference between stopping safely or crashing.

Here is a list of some of the things that can occur when your shock absorbers or struts are worn. If any of these happen to you, it is time to get them replaced.

  • Car dips forward when braking
  • Tires show evidence of unusual tread wear.
  • Shock absorbers are leaking fluid.
  • Car doesn’t handle properly around corners.

Why City Wide Auto Centre?

City Wide Auto Centre carries a wide range of shock absorbers, springs, struts and suspension replacement parts. More importantly, the technical expertise of our auto service experts ensures you will leave with your car’s suspension in top condition. And for total peace of mind.

It should be emphasized that leaving your vehicle suspension unchecked for an extended period of time is not advised and can lead to unfortunate circumstances, especially if you drive with children. For peace of mind, even if you have a small concern that perhaps your suspension or tires are not in good working order, take your car into our garage. Your vehicle will be assessed by our professionals and then you can drive off.


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