Suspension and Shock Absorbers
Your vehicle's suspension system is effectively a complex series of components designed to work together to limit the vibrations and undulations from the road surface, providing a smooth, controlled and comfortable driving experience.
The principal car suspension components include a coil spring and a shock absorber or, as it is sometimes known, a damper. These shocks and springs work together to dampen down and cushion the vehicle by absorbing the impact from potholes and other minor imperfections in the road. This keeps your vehicle stable and your tyres firmly in contact with the road surface for the maximum amount of time which is essential for your brakes to work effectively. Worn shock absorbers can add up to 2 metres to your braking distance when travelling at 30mph as tyres have less contact with the road.
Maintaining a healthy vehicle suspension system is vital if you are to gain the optimum comfort, stability and handling characteristics from your vehicle.
Car suspension problems
It is not always obvious that a problem in your vehicle suspension system is present. This is generally due to a gradual loss of performance in the shocks and springs and because this happens over time a motorist may not always feel the gradual decrease in suspension performance. Call in to any Kwik Fit for a free car suspension safety check today. Our trained suspension repair specialists will inspect your vehicle and quickly identify any problems with your suspension system. The technician will provide a full report and show you any issues we find, along with a clear quotation for any repairs, where required.
Boge shock absorbers at Kwik Fit
Kwik Fit stock and recommends Boge shock absorbers and has over 14,000 quality parts in stock. Boge manufactures high-quality shocks that are of ‘Original Equipment’ standard, giving you a genuine cost-effective alternative to dealership suspension repairs. With over 600 specialist Kwik Fit suspension centres across the UK you are sure to find a centre near you.