Suspension repairs and upgrades for cars and 4x4s.
Eighty percent of Tyres & More stores do mechanical work which includes suspension repairs, replacement and upgrades. Suspension components like springs last a long time. However, shock absorbers, bushings and ball joints are all consumable items that wear out.
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Your car, SUV or 4x4 may need new shock absorbers. Especially if it has done more than 75,000 since new. Or since they were last replaced.
Worn shock absorbers begin to lose their ability to dampen the springs. This can result in a bouncy ride, less effective braking and knocking noises. All of which can make your car feel old.
Good tyres and suspension give your vehicle great control and safety.
Good suspension and tyres provide steering stability, enabling you to drive safely on a variety of road surfaces by putting a downward force on your tyres as they move forward or backward. At the same time, combined with shock absorbers, the suspension is responsible for a comfortable ride for your passengers.
Not all roads are created equal. Due to the many irregularities in our road surfaces, good suspension is a must.
Shock absorbers form an integral part of your car's suspension, acting as oil pumps to push hydraulic fluid through tiny holes in your car's pistons as it propels forward. The size of the holes limits the volume of hydraulic fluid and this puts pressure on the piston, slowing it down along with the suspension movement. The faster your car's suspension moves, the greater the resistance your shock absorbers provide.
It's the irregularities that cause our suspension systems, and in particular shock absorbers, to wear out and reduce your car's handling and braking performance.
Change shock absorbers every 75,000kms.
It's quite easy to tell when shock absorbers need replacing. If your car leans over when cornering, nose-dives when braking, squats when accelerating or bounces too much over bumps it's time for a change. Hit a speed bump or a railway crossing with worn shocks and you could even damage the underside of your car.
Shock absorbers assist braking performance.
Shock absorbers control the way your car's weight shifts under braking and they keep the tyres firmly in contact with the road, absorbing bumps and irregularities. This enables your brakes to work efficiently and reduce your car's stopping distance.
Lowered suspension for cars.
Lowered suspension on cars improves the vehicle's handling and stability by lowering the car's centre of gravity. This results in reduced body roll during cornering, allowing for more precise and responsive steering. Lowered suspension upgrades can also enhance the overall driving experience by providing a sportier and more connected feel to the road.
Additionally, a lower stance can enhance the aesthetics of the vehicle, giving it a sleek and aggressive appearance.
However, it's important to note that lowering suspension too much can lead to a harsher ride and may cause clearance issues with speed bumps and uneven road surfaces.
Raised suspension and lift kits for 4x4s.
Raised suspension on 4x4 vehicles offers increased ground clearance, allowing them to tackle rough terrain, obstacles, and off-road trails more effectively.
This added clearance helps prevent undercarriage damage and allows for traversing rocks, mud, and uneven surfaces with ease.
Raised suspension also improves approach and departure angles, enhancing the vehicle's off-road capabilities. Overall, raised suspension is an excellent upgrade for 4x4 vehicles to optimize their off-road performance and versatility.
Around eighty percent of Tyres & More stores are able to assist your suspension repair and replacement needs. Visit or contact your local Tyres & More for more details.