The primary purpose of a shock absorber is to hold tyres to the road, giving passengers a safer, smoother ride. But shocks aren't just for comfort - they affect steering, road handling and braking of a vehicle, so they are critical for safety. Shocks become especially important in emergency manoeuvres.
In newer cars that include struts instead of shocks, struts are compact and allow for lighter vehicles and more interior room. They not only control the up and down movement of the tyre, but contribute to the steering's pivotal rotation.
Driving with worn shocks and struts is as risky as driving on smooth tyres or using brakes that are past their prime.
If you haven't checked your shocks lately, you should have them inspected by Hi-Q's highly-qualified technicians immediately.
Hi-Q stocks only the most trusted shock absorber brands, including Gabriel and Armstrong.