Shock Absorbers – (known generically as Shocks) control the spring/torsion bar on your vehicle and influence the comfort of your ride. The roads in and around Cape Town are mainly good but not the best. Bad shocks are not able to perform their task and the vehicle will be unstable, wallow and be dangerous at speed. Tyres wear unevenly. Braking distances increases which is very dangerous. Bad shocks contribute towards accidents as the driver loses control “for no reason”.
Shocks are not designed to last for the life of the vehicle. Have them checked every 80,000 kms. At Hi-Q Cape Town we have a drive-on tester that evaluates their condition. If good, that’s great. If bad, change them. It’s that simple.