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What does a rear shock absorber do?

Shock absorbers are responsible for your vehicle’s smooth drive over bumpy or uneven roads and are an essential part of your suspension system. Your shock absorbers are gas-filled tubes that are compressed by a piston, dissipating kinetic energy to provide a comfortable ride for you and your passengers, regulating the rebounding of the car.

How often should shock absorbers need replacing?

You can expect shock absorbers to last at least 50k miles. Your owner’s manual may specify a different mileage or duration, as this figure is only a guideline. You should also have your shock absorbers checked after heavy contact with potholes, curbs or large rocks in the road.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Car suspension is a common reason for MOT failures. Broken or faulty shock absorbers, including oil leaks, will be a definite fail at an MOT.

What happens when we replace your shock absorbers?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will examine or test-drive your car to establish the cause of the problem.
  • Wherever required, a shock absorber will be replaced, and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the faulty shock absorber has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes a shock absorber to stop working correctly?

If a shock absorber is leaking fluid, from malfunctioning or damaged seals, it will fail to operate correctly. A damaged, broken or bent shock absorber will also fail to operate as intended. This can happen through continual use, general wear or through damage from an accident. Some of the smaller internal parts will eventually wear out, which will prevent the complete component operating correctly.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning rear shock absorber

Excessive bouncing and an uncomfortable ride

If your car is providing uncomfortable ride quality and is bouncing excessively, it could be that your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly.

The car feels unstable

When navigating corners or over uneven ground and your car feels unstable, this could also be due to suspension damage.

Driving over speed bumps is difficult

When driving over speed bumps or raised road elements causes uncomfortable and excessive bouncing, it is likely that your shock absorbers are damaged.

If you spot signs of leaking

Any puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels could be escaping from leaking shock absorbers.

If your wheels leave the ground

If your tyres lose contact with the road when driving over bumpy or uneven surfaces, then your suspension isn’t working properly and could be down to a faulty shock absorber.

Land Rover

Land Rover is a luxury car brand that specialises in 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

Regarded as a British icon, the company came into effect in 1978, but previous versions were built as part of the Rover Company, dating back as early as 1947.

It is currently part of Jaguar Land Rover; owned by India’s Tata Motors since its acquisition in 2008.

How popular is Land Rover in the United Kingdom?

The number of Land Rovers on the roads continues to grow. This could be due to a rise in popularity or their indestructible nature and go anywhere, handle anything design and build.

There are around 940k on the UK roads today—and not just on the roads—they’re authentic working vehicles chosen by the majority as their commercial off-roader of choice.

Luxury executive vehicles built for getting dirty

The once army-style paint schemes and boxy vehicles of yesteryear have long-since been replaced by the modern Land Rover. These cars offer genuine luxury interiors, advanced media and drive control technology, and look every inch the part working on a farm, climbing through forestry or attending a charity event at Sandringham or Kensington.

Range Rover: the opulent end of the Land Rover range

The ultimate Range Rover starts with a price tag of £83k, and for that you’ll get a car with class-leading features, excellent components and incredible off-road performance. It’s a first-class travel experience with tomorrow’s technology built in. Every element has been scrupulously designed—and it shows.

Land Rover’s reliability and reputation

Land Rover shamefully ranked 30th out of 30 car brands in the What Car? Reliability Survey in 2018. For an off-roader designed to go anywhere, you’d expect it to be indestructible, but it scored only 76.5% reliability from its drivers taking part in the survey.

Recent Land Rover recalls and reliability issues

Various recalls have been made on Land Rover models throughout their motoring history. The following are a list of the most recent in the UK and Europe.

13/04/2019 – Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2018–2019)

The indicated fuel level may be inaccurate

10/03/2019 – Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Land Rover Range Rover Velar (2015–2018)

Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel engines may emit excessive levels of CO2

02/02/2019 – Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Range Rover/Sport (2018)

The crankshaft pulley retaining bolt may fracture

01/02/2019 – Land Rover Range Rover/Sport (2017–2018)

The directional indicators may fail to operate due to faulty software

05/10/2018 – Land Rover Discovery and Land Rover Range Rover (2017–2018)

The autonomous emergency braking feature may not activate

15/09/2018 – Land Rover Range Rover PHEV (2017–2018)

The fuel level gauge does not work properly for fuel levels below 30%

30/03/2018 – Range Rover Velar (2017)

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system may fail to de-mist the interior windows

04/03/2018 – Land Rover Discovery Sport (2016–2018)

The brazing of the fuel rail end caps may not properly seal the fuel rail ends

All recall information sourced from gov.co.uk data.

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