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Shock Absorber Specialist Garage: The best tools

To increase road safety and avoid accidents due to damaged shock absorbers, many drivers take their vehicles to a shock absorber specialist garage.

According to the data available, about 14 per cent of vehicles on the roads have at least one damaged shock absorber. In some cases, these damaged parts may cause road accidents. Why? Because the component affects vehicle performance.

Thinking of opening a car garage that specialises in shock absorbers? Find out how and what you’ll need to achieve your goal.

First of all, it is important to note what a shock absorber is and its purpose.



What is a shock absorber, and what’s its purpose?

In short, shock absorbers – whether in cars or motorbikes – are part of a vehicle’s suspension system. The component controls spring oscillations and keeps the vehicle’s wheels in continuous contact with the ground.

In addition, the component helps reduce tyre wear and contributes to increased comfort, stability, and driving safety.

Shock absorbers also impact the performance of other components, such as power steering.

That is why many drivers end up seeking out a garage that specialises in shock absorbers to improve the performance of their vehicles.



What does a workshop specialising in shock absorbers do?

It is becoming increasingly common for vehicles to seek out a workshop that specialises in shock absorbers, as is the case for specialist bicycle repair shops or motorbike garages. Why? Because in addition to replacing shock absorbers, they provide services such as:

  • Preventive maintenance;
  • Shock absorber repairs;
  • Shock absorber replacements;
  • Shock absorber inspections;
  • Shock absorber mounting;
  • CDC (Continuous Damping Control) shock absorber replacements.

If shock absorber garages specialise in motorbikes, they may repair motorbike shock absorbers, for example, or provide other more specific services.



How can you set up a workshop specialising in shock absorbers?

Whatever your vehicle workshop specialises in, opening a auto repair shop will require you to follow certain steps, such as:

  • Drafting a plan for your workshop;
  • Registering as a company and to pay taxes;
  • Getting the necessary permits and licenses;
  • Taking out business insurance.

In addition, you must ensure that you adhere to the safety standards applicable to vehicle repair shops, following the standards and recommendations of entities.

For workshops specialising in shock absorbers, you will also need to purchase the necessary tools. Keep reading to find out which ones you’ll need.


What can you find in the KROFTools catalogue for a workshop specialising in shock absorbers?

You’ll need to invest in some tools to provide your customers with the best service, allowing you to specialise in shock absorbers.

In addition to power tools and sets of wrenches, there are other tools you should invest in, which will allow you to work with any shock absorber kit.

As such, you’ll find the following tools in the KROFTools catalogue:


Hydraulic Coil Spring Compressor



With a maximum load of 1000kg, this hydraulic spring compressor is pedal operated and has a maximum air pressure of 0.9 Mpa.

Compatible with springs with a diameter of 102-165mm.

Click on the image to find out more about our Hydraulic Coil Spring Compressor. (Ref.1950)


370mm Spring Compressor



This 370mm tool allows shock absorbers to be removed and reconditioned without risking damaging them.

Click on the image to find out more about our 370mm Spring Compressor. (Ref.6324)


Macpherson Spring Compressor



This spring compressor comprises 3 sets of 2 bases for a range of vehicles produced by BMW, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi, VW, Audi, Saab, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Opel, and Porsche.

Click on the image to find out more about our Macpherson Spring Compressor. (Ref.1941)

The KROFtools shock absorber spring compressor makes disassembling a shock absorber easy, quick, and safe.

Ready to learn how to use it? It’s much easier than it looks!



Springs Shock Compressor



Suitable for wishbone, independent, and multi-link suspension systems or for springs where the desired lower suspension access hole is 30mm or larger.

Click on the image to find out more about our Spring Shock Compressor. (Ref.2637)

Now that you know everything you’ll need to open a garage specialising in shock absorbers, you’re ready to open one of your very own!

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