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Shock Absorbers (Shocks)
Shock absorbers help your car keep traction with the road and ensure your ride is as comfortable as possible. Shock absorbers use a hydraulic system that reduces sway or bounce when you are cornering or driving on uneven surfaces.
A lug wrench helps to remove lug nuts on your car wheels. Most cars have a lug wrench as part of the jacking kit located in the trunk near the spare tyre.
The oil filter removes contaminants before they can be circulated through the car engine and cause damage. The oil filter must be replaced regularly to keep the engine clean from debris.