Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are filled with hydraulic fluid. When the 'shocker' is compressed, this fluid is forced by a piston through a small hole in the shock absorber cylinder and into the other end of the unit. The design prevents this action happening quickly, so the spring is restricted from continuing to bounce, helping to keep all four tyres in good contact with the road surface.

Trouble Shooting

Try this simple 'bounce' test. Press down on one corner of your car and let go. Count the number of bounces before the car comes to rest. If the car bounces even twice, your shock absorbers are faulty and should be checked straight away at Fairway Tyre & Auto Services.
Don't put this check off, it could save your life!

FREE Seasonal Safety Inspection

Do you know at Fairway we perform the following checks as a FREE service for all our customers?

Tyre impressions Wear and tear on brakes Tyre pressures checked and adjusted Wheel nuts and bearings Wheel alignment check Full light inspection Coolant antifreeze check Wipers front and rear inspection Battery check Oil level check Suspension check

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