Citroën Shock Absorbers

 

WHAT ARE SHOCK ABSORBERS?

 

The shock absorbers on your Citroën perform some key functions. They’re used to:


•  Keep the wheels in contact with the ground regardless of the terrain
•  Control the oscillation of the suspension while not obstructing the action of the springs
•  Absorb bumps and stabilise each wheel
•  Prevent vibrations in the passenger compartment for a more comfortable ride
•  Ensure better road handling and braking effectiveness

OVER TIME, SHOCK ABSORBERS BECOME WORN

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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SHOCK ABSORBERS ARE WORN?

 

•  The vehicle tends to swerve unpredictably in bends
•  The front of the vehicle dips when braking
•  Clanking noises when the car goes over a speed bump
•  The steering wheel vibrates while driving
•  Oil leaking from shock absorbers
•  The tyres have worn down faster than usual or unevenly

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THE IMPACT OF WORN SHOCK ABSORBERS

 

•  Road-holding – poor condition shock absorbers could cause loss of grip, a common cause of accidents on the road
•  Braking – stopping distances could increase by 35% making it harder to avoid an accident
•  Tyres – wear on your tyres could be increased by 25%, reducing your safety and costing you money
•  Comfort – you’ll notice a difference in the way your car is performing, especially its ability to handle bumps in the road

BOOK A FREE VEHICLE CHECK

During your annual service, we'll always carry out a visual check of your vehicle, including the suspension system.


However, if you think that your shock absorbers are worn and need replacing, it's always best to have them inspected by a trained technician.

Why not book a free Health Check today?

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