Shocks & Struts Suspension Fix.


We fix harsh ride, body roll and tyres skipping under brakes. We diagnose worn shocks and struts, the core of your front suspension. Shocks control spring bounce.

Obviously, having Suspension that function properly is something that every driver considers a priority. Shocks and struts are essential parts of every vehicle, but most drivers don’t give them a second thought until they start to notice their car isn’t handling as well as it used to.
 
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Shocks and struts preform two main functions:


  • They dampen spring occultation (making the car less ”jumpy bumpy")

  • Help maintain vehicle control.

  • Maintain tyre/road contact for better braking.

 
 

How Shocks and Struts Work.


Any of the following justify a Suspension checkup:


Before we get into the details, it’s important to note that not all vehicles have both shocks and struts. Some cars just have shocks, and some cars only have struts. Shocks are just one component of the overall suspension, while a strut is the complete suspension framework.

Shocks, as you might have guessed, serve as a way to lessen the movement caused by any jarring movement, like a pothole, crack or crevice in the road. Technically, that’s the spring’s job, but the shock absorber prevents the spring from bouncing, so it plays a crucial role in keeping your car from bouncing around. Without shocks, your car would feel like a rocking chair, bouncing along down the highway.

Struts are similar to shocks in the service they provide, but since the strut provides structural support to the vehicle, it offers more control. Just like shocks, if the struts are damaged or worn, you will notice more swaying and bouncing while driving.
 

When to Replace Shocks and Struts.


If you notice that your handling has decreased or that your car seems to be bouncing, you’ll want to have your shocks and struts looked at. Otherwise, we typically recommend that you replace your shocks and struts every 80,000 Km. At a minimum, have a mechanic examine your shocks and struts every 50,000-80,000 Km. If you do a lot of driving on smooth, paved roads, you probably don’t need to have them replaced as often. If you traverse many a gravel roads lined with potholes, you may need service before then. In either case, we can help. Contact us for a quote today.
 

$77 Suspension performance and safety checkup:


  • Check for uneven tyre wear.

  • Vehicle heights side to side.

  • Condition of shock absorbers (make sure they aren’t leaking and do control the bounce of the spring).

  • Condition of suspension bushes (whether they are cracked, torn or have excessive movement).

  • Check general suspension system wear.
  • Power steering system (condition of fluid, noisy pump, check for leaks, check drive belt for cracks, condition of hoses).

  • Check Tie rod ends, rack ends and ball joints for play/wear.

  • Check for noises/play in wheel bearings.

  • Check condition of brake system (pads, discs, shoes, brake fluid).
 
 

Most popular vehicles for our suspension checkup


  • BMW

  • Daihatsu

  • Datsun

  • Ford

  • Holden, Honda, Hyuandi

  • Isuzu

  • Kia

  • Mazda

  • Mitsubishi

  • Nissan

  • Subaru

  • Suzuki

  • Toyota

  • Volkswagen

 
 
Examples of vehicles we service
● Audi
● BMW
● Daewoo
● Daihatsu
● Datsun
● Fiat
● Ford
● Holden
● Honda
● Hyundai
● Isuzu Ute
● Jeep
● Kia
● Land Rover
● Lexus
● Mazda
● Mini
● Mitsubishi
● Nissan
● Subaru
● Suzuki
● Toyota
● Volkswagen
● Volvo
 

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You can speak with Cathy or Steve who will talk you through any automotive service questions and advice; they are well-informed, patient, professionals. (07) 4926 1303

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