Why some mechanics bodge customers’ vehicles is beyond my comprehension.
This shock absorber was on a Ford Mondeo presented for an MOT test.
Quite rightly, the vehicle failed as the shock absorber was leaking oil excessively but it also failed due to issues relating to the brakes. The repairing mechanic’s solution had been to take it to be pressure washed!
Suspension is very important and is there for both comfort and safety.
The owner of this vehicle clearly carried children in the car as there was a child seat in the back. Would they knowingly drive a dangerous vehicle for the sake of a few quid?
Unfortunately for Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we could not fail the car for the suspension as we now could not see it was leaking. However, we could – and did – refuse to test the vehicle.
Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.