Shock absorbers are used not only for comfort. Mostly they serve for safety. Shock absorbers provide between wheel and road and stabilize the car. It is very important when you change direction (turn, for example). Shock absorbers’ functioning is based on transformation of kinetic energy into heat. In modern cars mostly are installed hydraulic shock absorbers in which oil and gas are used. So, there are oil and gas-filled shock absorbers.
If the steering wheel vibrates when cornering, this is the sign that the shock absorber failed. Another sign that the shock absorber is faulty is worsening of running characteristics. If the car shakes for a long time after the load is removed from it, this also indicates the failure of the shock absorber. One more sign of failure is oil leak. Shock absorber should be replaced after 100 000 km. If it fails before this run, it is necessary to replace it.
It is necessary to replace both shock absorbers on the same axle. If on the one side there is a new absorber, but on the other an old one, this will worsen running characteristics of the vehicle. Replacement should be done in service centre as it requires special equipment. In our online store there are many inexpensive car parts of high quality. Here you will find damper struts, window lifters, brake disks, brake shoes, turn indicators and taillights. It is worth to compare our prices with those in service centres.