Learn about Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator.
A car’s suspension setup dictates its ability to handle bumps and road surface undulations and turn at various speeds. Out of any suspension component, however, the shock absorber is arguably the most important, as the shock absorber dictates how plush or harsh your car will ride while driving through various road conditions.
Here’s everything you need to know about Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator.
What are Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator?
Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator are important suspension components that help keep cars compliant in any road condition. Shock absorbers ensure a car’s tires remain in contact with the road surface at all times, making them an important safety component for any car in the game.
The shock absorber assembly can vary from one suspension setup to another. Still, all suspension layouts in Car Mechanic Simulator will use a shock absorber in tandem with different types of springs, regardless. Front and rear shock absorber layouts can vary as well. However, shock absorbers typically comprise two parts – a hydraulic/pneumatic shock absorber and a coil/leaf spring.
While a spring possesses some ability to absorb shock and control chassis oscillations, the hydraulic/pneumatic shock absorber ensures the spring does not compress or extend too quickly on its own. This combination ensures your car remains composed when driving over uneven roads, improving vehicle handling, comfort, and safety.
How to install/remove Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator
To remove Shock Absorbers from your car in Car Mechanic Simulator, place the car on the lift and remove all the brake parts to access the shock absorbers. Check out our Car Mechanic Simulator: How To Put Car on Lift guide to learn how to place a car on the lift.
After placing the car on the lift, you must remove the wheels and brakes from the car to access the shock absorbers. The process for the front and rear shock absorbers can vary between different cars in the game, but the guide below should give you a general idea about how to do it for most cars.
How to Remove the Front Shock Absorber
- Place the car on the lift.
2. Raise the car.
3. Remove the wheel.
4. Remove the brakes.
5. Remove the Front Drive Axle.
6. Remove the Wheel Hub Bearing.
7. Remove the Front Wheel Hub.
8. Remove the Front Axle Knuckle Cover.
9. Remove the Sway Bar Front End Link.
10. Remove the Shock Absorber.
11. The Shock Absorber assembly should now be in your inventory.
How to Remove the Rear Shock Absorber in Car Mechanic Simulator
- Look for the rear Shock Absorber.
2. Remove the bolts holding the Shock Absorber.
3. Look for the Rear Shock Absorber Cap and remove it.
4. Remove the Rear Spring.
5. Remove the Spring Cap.
How to disassemble Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator
The Front Shock Absorber assembly should appear in your inventory as a three-part component after removing the Shock Absorber from your car in Car Mechanic Simulator.
To check for each part’s condition, you must disassemble the Shock Absorber Assembly first. Here’s how to do it.
- Locate the Spring Puller tool in your garage.
2. Select the “Separate Parts” option.
3. Select the Front Shock Absorber you want to disassemble.
4. Choose the “Take Off Parts” option to remove the parts from the Spring Puller.
5. The parts should show up individually in your inventory.
Are Shock Absorbers repairable?
Unfortunately, you cannot repair Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator, so when you encounter a car with less than 15% condition on any of its shock absorbers, your only choice is to purchase new parts off the computer or tablet in-game.
The same holds for the following suspension components:
- Rubber Bushings
- Shock Absorber caps
- Spring Caps
- Sway Bar
- Sway Bar Link
- Tie Rods
- Wheel Hub Bearing
Where to buy suspension parts in Car Mechanic Simulator?
You can buy shock absorbers and other suspension parts in the Main Parts shop in the in-game computer/tablet.
The Main Shop carries various car parts organized under five different categories. Choose the Suspension tab to view all the available suspension parts in the game.
Choose the suspension part you want to purchase, then press the Buy Part button to purchase the part.
Shock Absorbers in Car Mechanic Simulator are not repairable, so you’ll have to remove and replace these parts if you want to return a car’s suspension to perfect condition. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to learn how to remove and disassemble the shock absorbers so you can replace the necessary parts to restore the shock absorbers to 100%.