The Shock Shop Timaru
Goodyear Autocare is Timaru’s only “Shock Shop”
The Shock shop is New Zealand’s largest chain of dedicated Steering and Suspension specialist workshops and because of their specialised role in the steering and suspension market, they have the largest range of Shock Absorbers, to cover the wide variety of vehicles on the New Zealand roads
Free shock test and for advice on your vehicle.
Why is it important to have fully functional shock absorbers?
All cars have springs that control the height of a vehicle. Shock absorbers (shocks) control those springs. If your shock absorbers are faulty the spring will bounce your tyre off the road.
A worn shock absorber will affect the efficiency of your stopping distance. Your brakes slow the rotation of your wheels, but how soon you stop depends on how much contact your tyre has with the road. “That’s the job of your shock absorbers.” One worn shock absorber can increase your stopping distance by up to 2 metres at 50 kph.
Shock absorbers wear gradually. We often don’t notice they are worn as we adjust our driving habits. Unfortunately this does not limit the potential danger of driving on worn shock absorbers. Shock absorbers have a life span of 80-100kms before they start loosing efficiency.
During a warrant or safety check your cars shock absorbers will almost always be checked for leaks or broken mounts. However to ensure your shock absorbers are operating efficiently a car should undergo an electronic shock test or a bounce test by a shock absorber safety expert, at the shock shop it’s free and just takes two minutes.
For your peace of mind and the safety of your car and passengers it is worth it.
Call in to see the boys at Goodyear for your free shock test and for advice on your vehicle.