Suspension & Shock Absorbers

We are the only workshop in the Eastern Suburbs that has a BOGE shock absorber tester.

We do not guess or bounce the car by hand and count the after bounces.
The Graph to shows us the actual condition of that particular wheel's shock absorber.

There is no room for guess work.  0293898224 or 0414308199

In emergency braking a faulty shock absorber could have devastating consequences.
The function and operation of shock absorbers are widely misunderstood. They are primarily a safety issue.
When a tyre hits a bump in the road surface, the wheel and suspension moves upwards away from the surface of the road.

The shock absorber’s function is to keep the tyres in contact with the road. If the tyre leaves the road surface, no matter how hard you press the brake pedal, there will be no friction between the rubber of the tyre and the surface of the road.
Thanks to our focused and reliable shock absorber tests and products motorists can trust our team to bring out the best in your vehicle.
One faulty shock absorber in an emergency braking event can extend your stopping distance by up to 3 meters at ±80kph, that is approximately where the driver’s seat back is from the front of the bumper. Early signs of shock absorber failure can be detected on maintenance services. Shock absorber mount bushes swell, crack and compress, Shock absorber seals can leak, Bump stops break.
By selecting our team to conduct shock absorber testing and repair you can guarantee the continued safe operation of your vehicle’s shock absorbers.

  • More engines have been destroyed by oil filters than any other filter on the car
  • Due to fuel combustion contaminants are deposited in the engine oil.
  • As a result the oil Is thicker and does not flow as easily through the narrow channels leading from the sump to the pistons and bearings.
  • In addition oil is consumed during the normal operation of the engine. This means that there is less oil in the sump for circulation through the engine.
  • The function of the oil filter is as the name suggests, to trap the burnt carbon particles in the oil and not allow them the to return to the parts in the engine that require constant lubrication.
  • As more and more contaminants are trapped the flow of oil flow through the oil filter is impeded.
  • The compound effect of the thickened oil due to burn off and contaminant pickup eventually blocks the filter medium completely.
  • The filter housing has a release valve which opens and sends the unfiltered oil back into the engine and this is the beginning of the end for your engine.
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    Initial starting we check for abnormal noises
    Ease of starting checking for sluggish starter motor
    Check idle speed whether correct too Fast or too Slow
    Engine sound in park listen for Abnormal Noises
    Engine sound in gear listen for Abnormal Noises
    Brake Pedal operation test pressure and travel…
    Light braking efficiency and brake noise and vibration
    Firm braking efficiency and brake noise and Vibration
    Park brake length of travel tension and hold
    Clutch pedal operation checking pressure and travel
    Accelerator pedal feel travel and response
    Steering operation checking alignment, ease of steering and responsiveness
    Gear lever operation checking for excessive play
    Dash warning lights

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    Engine Oil. We replace with manufacturers specified grade
    Engine Filter. We replace every time oil is changed
    Transmission Oil. Condition if OK Topped Up
    Transmission Gasket is checked for leaks
    Differential Oil. Condition if OK Topped Up
    Transfer Case Oil. The condition is checked and if OK topped up
    Power Steering Oil, Check Condition, If OK Top Up
    Brake Fluid tested if it fails the moisture test we advise that it should be changed
    Master Brake Cylinder. Is checked for leaks
    Clutch Master Cylinder. Where applicable is checked
    Radiator Coolant . Glycol level tested. If not OK Top Up
    The washer fluid is filled with Algae Inhibitor and water mix

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    Alternator Belt
    Air conditioning Belt

    Power Steering Belt
    Serpentine Belt

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    We check the tyre pressure, depth of the tread and condition of the casing. 
    Spare Tyre also checked if accessible

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    Battery Load and Meter Test
    Battery Terminals are cleaned and tightened and coated with corrosion inhibitor

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    The washer fluid is filled with Algae Inhibitor and water mix
    Wash aim
    The wiper blades condition are checked front and back
    Check travel and continuous contact with glass
    The indicator stalk is checked to confirm washer operation
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    Dashboard warning symbols investigated
    Service light reset
    Remote key operation working change battery if needed
    Brake accelerator and clutch rubber surfaces confirm with RMS specifications
    Park brake hand or foot operated checked for travel, release and hill hold
    The lights switches we confirm correct operation
    Front head lights, are working and their direction aim is correct
    Front Low Beams lights, are working and their direction aim is correct
    All indicator flashers are working correctly
    Rear lights are checked working correctly
    Interior cabin light is checked for correct operation
    Horn operated as test that is working loud and clear
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    Door Hinges 
    Door Catches 
    Door Runners 
    Bonnet Hinges 
    Bonnet Catch
    Lubricate Boot Hinges 

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    The CV Boots to ensure they are intact with no grease leakage
    Sump washer these are replaced each oil change to ensure that there are no oil leaks
    The following items are all checked for oil leaks engine, transmission and drive train
    Entire steering system
    Entire braking system rotors pads calipers, fixed and flexible pipes.
    Park brake adjusted as required
    The suspension front and rear shock absorbers for leaks and efficiency
    The bottom end of the cooling system
    The wheel bearings to ensure for free play is with in specifications
    Engine and transmission mounts for leaks and cracks
    Check for rust,
    Sway bars front and rear Check for Cracks & Witness Marks
    Springs rear and front,
    Ball Joints cCheck, free play & Dust Boots
    Strut Tower Bushes, Check for Cracks & Witness Marks
    Bump Stops and Boots, Check if Cracked or Broken
    Rack Boots, Check if Leaking and or Broken

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    Yes while the car is up on the hoist we check for rust. Should we feel that it would benefit from a a very successful treatment that we use, we will send you images and call you and discuss your options
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    The coolant level and chemical concentration are and topped up as required
    All the radiator hoses are checked for flexibility, wear and leaks and clamps tightened if required
    Radiator is checked for leaks, cooling fins and general tank condition examined
    The condition of the radiator cap and seals are inspected
    The vacuum hoses and all other hoses are check for flexibility and wear and clamps tightened as required
    Thermostat check gasket for leaks and temperature test if car overheating heating
    Brake fluid level and moisture content if reading is too high we recommend a brake replacement.
    Master Cylinder is inspected for leaks and operation tested
    Pollen Filter
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    Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, Vaucluse , Dover Heights , North Bondi to Bondi Junction
    Head up Old South Head Road towards Bondi Junction.

    At Edgecliff Road turn right, proceed down until Reddam School on your left and Holy Cross on your right.

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    Head up Bathurst Street, Turn left at the round-about, through three sets of traffic lights.

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    Head up Newland Street through Bondi Junction pass under the express way until you meet with Edgecliff Road round-about.

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    Paddington , Kings Cross ,Darling Point Rushcutters Bay , Elizabeth Bay to Bondi Junction

    With the city behind you proceed along Oxford Rd. until you reach the mall in Bondi Junction. Turn left into Grosvenor Rd. At the second traffic light turn right into Edgecliff Street.

    Pass through two traffic lights,

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    • - Clovelly
    • - Coogee
    • - Elizabeth Bay
    • - Darling Point
    • - Dover Heights
    • - Kings Cross
    • - North Bondi
    • - Paddington
    • - Point Piper
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