The Land Rover Defender 110 is a big car with surprising cornering ability and fast steering, making it an enjoyable ride – so it’s no surprise that this car’s rear shock absorbers were due to be replaced after considerable mileage.
Shock absorbers should always be replaced in pairs to avoid uneven handling issues. Shock absorbers work to stabilise your vehicle giving you greater control when you corner, brake or accelerate – vital in all vehicles but particularly so in 4WD of this size. Rear shocks help the vehicle perform on uneven surfaces off road and keep your tyres in contact with the ground on road.
When shocks wear out the ability to control your vehicle is significantly reduced so it is important to get them checked out by your local garage if you experience any of the following:
- Steering control
- Uneven tyre wear
- Excessive body lean when turning/cornering or braking
- Unusual noise over uneven ground or bumps
- Excessive tyre bounce
If not addressed, over time failing shocks can ultimately lead to damage in other parts of your vehicle resulting in expensive repairs.
The owner of this Defender booked in for a full service, rear shocks replacement along with an full LOF clutch replacement.