If you've been experiencing a lot of troubles in your Jaguar Xk8 shock absorbers recently, you need to think and act fast to solve the problems. You should realize that shock absorbers will not always be in good shape to reduce mechanical vibrations. Eventually, they will become severely damaged due to stress of over use. Because of this, you have to know the basic troubleshooting technique that will let you know if you already need to replace these components in your car. You can try the following diagnosing tips:
Shock absorbers are vital components that help you control the wheels. They enhance wheel traction, or the force or friction that keeps your wheels in tight contact with the road when you're driving. When they are badly damaged, you will experience an extremely bouncy ride because they can no longer take in the impacts; the force directly hits your car's suspension springs causing the car to jump a lot. You can verify this by simply pushing the bumper up and down. While doing this, observe the way the Jaguar Xk8 bounces. If the vehicle is bouncing too much, it clearly tells you that the shock absorbers are already worn out.
Another common indication of a shock absorber failure points to tires that wear out fast and uneven. Shock absorbers generally have an internal cylinder that contains shock-dampening hydraulic fluid. When this breaks, the fluid will leak. The car wheels won't be able to stay on the road. Tires will be dragged by the car's force and acceleration, resulting in uneven tire wear. You'll observe this if you look closely to the tires. When the outer side of the tire looks thinner than the middle part, it could be an indication that the shock absorbers are severely damaged.
Poor steering is another common sign that your shock absorbers are failing. To check if the damage is already affecting the way you maneuver the car, simply do a drive test. Observe the way the wheel steers when you hit a hump or when you turn on curvy roads. When the steering wheel feels stiff, it could mean that the shock absorbers are totally conked out because they can no longer provide an enhanced steer control.