Do you feel disturbed whenever you face a bump in the road or when the car suddenly skids through on a wet surface? If you do, you are not alone. These disruptions or ‘bouncing’ of your vehicle is known as shocks.
It is the sole duty of your car’s shock absorber to minimise these sudden disruptions. To explain this more scientifically, an absorber does this by converting your car’s kinetic energy into heat energy.
Along with tyres and the air pressure in them, various linkages and springs, the shock absorber is a crucial component of your car’s suspension system. And to give a short idea about suspension systems, it is the link between your tyres and vehicle which promotes coordination between the two.
Most cars in places like Maidstone or anywhere else in the world use mono-tube or twin-tube absorbers.
This variant resembles a cylinder as every part fits inside a single tube. Components of this cylinder are:
The cylinder which acts as a shell case uses only one piston that separates the oil and gas chambers respectively.
As you can very well understand from its title-name suggests, it consists of two tubes or cylinder:
The structural design of these shock absorber parts does not permit any connection between the oil and gas chambers.
There are a plethora of variables that come into play while answering this question. It is almost impossible for an engineer or a technician in a garage like AN Tyres, to designate a particular distance or year after which you should go for a shock replacement.
However, if you have taken proper care and have not used your vehicle under extreme conditions, the absorbers should work fine for at least the next five years.
Your vehicle’s suspension system is an essential component, and a shock absorber is a part of it.
Experts at AN Tyres have vast experience in handling vehicular suspension and shock absorbers. We provide the guarantee of complete and efficient repairing, replacing or any other kind of services concerning your car’s absorbers.
So, book an appointment with us today and feel the difference in the quality of service we offer.