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    • Ryan S, 06/22/2017

      Mid Island Automotive was recommended to us by family as a trustworthy and efficient shop as we newly moved to the area. We have experienced exactly that with the vehicles we’ve brought in to this point.

      Tina S, 06/16/2017

      I have been with Mid Island Automotive for 16 years and they have been consistent with their outstanding customer service. The mechanics are extremely knowledgeable and exceptional at what they do. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and…….this business has heart:)

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Shocks & Suspension Repair

Your Vehicle’s Suspension

After many years and tens of thousands of kilometers, your family car suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive around Nanaimo.

As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Nanaimo highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy Nanaimo roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to just wearing out, family car suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.

Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your auto manufacturer recommends periodic inspections. During an inspection, your appreciative Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd service professional will check for worn, broken or missing parts.

Signs that shocks or struts are wearing out: The tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. You may notice a floaty or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your family car dives excessively when stopping, or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it’s definitely time to replace them.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come see us at Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd for a suspension inspection. Same if you’ve been in an accident that involved one of your wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other family car suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so take care of these things.

When you replace your shocks at Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd, it’s usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. That’ll give you more even handling. Talk with your Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd tech because you don’t want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.

Give us a call

Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd
2210 Wilgress Rd Unit 3
Nanaimo, BC V9S 4N4
250-756-7871

At Mid Island Automotive Repairs Ltd we install quality NAPA replacement parts.