B−Quik Car Knowledges

Shock Absorber

When to Replace Shock Absorber

If you check your car and have the following symptoms, Maybe you should take your car to B-Quik and let fitter check all suspensions system.

 1. Apply pressure by pushing the bonnet of the vehicle. If the car bounces up and down many times, it means the shock absorber has deteriorated. Shock absorber in good condition will immediately return to its original position without causing the vehicle to bounce up and down several times;

2. Check for oil leakage by examining the seals of the shock absorber. If you notice oil smudges on the shock absorber rod, it means that there is oil leakage;

3. If the shock absorber is dented; cylinder twisted; or rod bent;

4. If the tread is worn out unevenly even after wheel alignment and balancing services;

5. When you park your car after usage, immediately slide your hand inside and feel the shock absorber cylinder. If it is hot, it means that the shock absorber is in a normal working condition. If it is at a normal room temperature, then it means that the shock absorber has not been working;

6. Shock absorber shows sign of deterioration when the front of the vehicle rises up when accelerating, or dips down when braking;

7. If you feel the vehicle bouncing up and down when passing over small bumps; or the vehicle vibrates and does not feel smooth;

8. When driving at speeds 80km/hr and higher, side winds cause the vehicle to lose too much balance and stability.

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