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  • Shocks & Suspension

  • Suspension and Shock Absorbers

    The principle suspension components consist of a coil spring and a shock absorber or, because it is often recognized, a dampener. These components work collectively to dampen down and cushion the car by absorbing the impact from potholes and other minor imperfections within the road. This keeps your car stable as well as your tyres firmly in make contact with with all the road surface for the maximum quantity of time which can be crucial for your brakes to work effectively. Worn shock absorbers can add as much as two metres to your braking distance when travelling at 30mph as tyres have significantly less make contact with using the road. On todays roads your steering and suspension components must work very challenging , specially with uneven road surfaces, pot speed and holes bumps.

    The Steering
    technique is actually a mechanism that enables the driver to guide and direct the vehicle within a selected direction.
    Your vehicle's suspension
    program is properly a complicated series of components designed to function collectively to limit the vibrations and undulations in the road surface, supplying a smooth, controlled and comfy driving encounter.

    Should you be to gain the optimum handling, comfort and stability qualities out of your automobile, maintaining a healthy vehicle suspension system is crucial. Suspension will be the term offered towards the program of components and springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle for the road surface by means of the wheels and tyres.
  • Car Suspension Repairs

    • Shocker
    • Track rod ends
    • Rack ends fitted
    • Spring link bar
    • Car Wishbone repair
    • Wishbone bushes
    • Track control arms
    • Radius arms
    • Stabiliser arm
    • D Bushes
    • Anti-roll bar
    • Rose bush
  • Car Steering Repairs

    • Electric power steering
    • Steering wheel
    • Steering column
    • Power steering pump
    • Steering rack
    • Track rod end
    • Car Steering Leicester
    • CV joint
    • CV gator
    • Rack ends
    • Drive shafts
  • How it Functions

    Shock absorbers are filled with hydraulic fluid or gas. When the shock absorber is compressed, this fluid is forced by a piston
    by means of a modest hole inside the shock absorber cylinder and into the other finish of the unit. The design prevents this action happening rapidly, so the spring is restricted from continuing to bounce, assisting to maintain all four tyres in excellent get in touch with using the road surface.

    The energy inside the spring causes it to continue to flex up and down ahead of it settles to its original shape, when a spring is compressed after which released. Going over a bump inside your car compresses the springs, so the car would also continue to bounce up and down making the car difficult to manage. The effect on the shock absorber is usually to dampen the spring’s natural reaction to bounce.

    Suspension Arm

    A suspension arm is
    created to be attached to a vehicle's chassis; support the wheel hub and enable the suspension to move by means of its normal range of movement. The loadings on this element are immense and it has to function in extremes of cold, intense and heat road situations; a true 'hostile' environment!

    Replacing Springs & Shocks

    The spring
    functions in an extremely harsh environment and over a mileage of 50,000 miles can move in excess of 500 million times. This leads to sagging or actual snapping. Poorly maintained roads and the prevalence of speed bumps has significantly increased the failure rates of springs in recent years.
    To test your shock absorbers 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 could be faulty and need to become checked.
    It can be
    hard to recognise a problem with your suspension system because loss of performance occurs gradually over a period of time.
    Any suspension fault has a negative
    impact on your vehicles safety and handling characteristics and leads to premature tyre wear so it is always advisable to seek professional advice.

    Springs & Shock Absorbers

    Shock and Springs absorbers form part of your vehicle’s suspension system created to reduce the impact of vibrations and bumps from road surfaces, providing you with a more comfortable ride. A excellent suspension system also helps to maintain vehicle stability and handling as well as helping to reduce your braking distance.

    CV Boot

    A CV joint is covered with a bulbous rubber boot that can deteriorate
    more than time. When a CV boot cracks or tears open, the CV joint is exposed to the elements, which will quickly damage the joint. If the CV axles are inspected periodically, torn boots can be replaced as needed, potentially extending the life on the joints. The joint or the entire axle may soon need to become replaced if torn boots are left unattended.


    comfortable, controlled and safe ride by ensuring maximum Steering, Stability & Stopping for your vehicle, as you can see a vehicle’s suspension and steering system is a complex piece of engineering made up of many components that operate together to maintain a safe.

    Front Suspension:
    Front Suspension and Steering Repairs Dublin
    The steering wheel is connected to the rack and pinion system, which moves the wheels right and left via the
    outer and inner tie rods. These are connected using atrack rod finish;
    The track rod ends are adjusted to ensure the wheels are perfectly aligned (“Tracking”) and that tyre wear is minimised. The track rod
    end is a common wear item and simple to replace.

    To connect the various metal components together and
    enable them to move in a smooth and controlled manner a bushing is used. In vehicle suspension systems, this can be synthetic rubber or polyurethane and separates the faces of two metal objects while allowing a certain amount of movement. This movement allows the suspension parts to move freely, for example, when traveling over a large bump, while minimizing transmission of noise and modest vibrations by means of to the chassis in the vehicle. A rubber bushing may also be described as a flexible mounting or anti vibration mounting.

    Due to the harsh
    atmosphere in which this system operates it is essential that it is checked and maintained on a regular basis.

    Due to bumps and uneven surfaces
    inside the road, a car's wheels tend to move up and down continuously while driving down the road; as a result, drive shafts cannot be made up of a solid shaft. The CV joint is used in front wheel drive cars because of its ability to maintain a constant drive force to the wheels despite the many different kinds of movements within the front finish from the car. The CV joint is often used in rear wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars too. CV joints should be checked regularly and may need replacing as a car ages.

    A CV joint (constant velocity joint) is part of a drive shaft (the shaft that attaches to a car’s transmission at one
    finish and the wheel at the other). CV joints are designed to become able to bend in any direction while continuing to turn the drive wheels at a constant velocity. CV joints are mainly used in the drive shafts of front wheel drive cars.

    Should you need to replace any of your vehicle’s steering or suspension components, whether it be CV Joints, CV Boot Kits, Drive Shafts, Hub Bearing Kits, Road springs, Shock Absorbers, Steering Racks, Bushes, Tie Rod Ends or Ball Joints just
    speak to SK Motors Service Centre
    Suspension problems
    It is not always obvious that a problem
    inside your vehicle suspension system is present. This is generally due to a gradual loss of performance inside the principle suspension parts and because this happens more than time a motorist may not always feel the gradual decrease in suspension performance. Call in to any SK Motors Fit for a free suspension safety check today. Our trained suspension specialists will inspect your vehicle and rapidly identify any problems with your suspension system. The technician will provide a full show and report you any issues we find, along with a clear quotation for any operate, where required.
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