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Time for new shocks?

Car vague and floaty on the motorway, nearly 3 years old and done around 80Ks.

Handles great in town, twisty roads, normal motorways at low speed, but gets downright scary on difficult exposed roads (I commute on the M62 Cheshire to Yorskshire).

Surely modern day cars with only motorway driving should last longer that this??

In two minds if I just lower speed and live with it, and aim to get to 100Ks, or to bite the bullet!
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The way to check your shocks is to bounce each corner of the car. If it bounces like a jelly then time for new shocks. You'e probably more likely coming up for a set of bushes than shocks
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I think you are right - got alignment / balancing done last week. Was fine for 2 days, now got that floaty vague feeling back. Will get the car booked in.
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