I own a VW Polo TDI, 2011. I recently had all four shocks replaced. I also got my timing belt and fan belt replaced. I also did the alignment afterwards. I have made a few observations which I would like experts to comment on:
- Earlier my car used to stick to road while I accelerated and I did not feel the speed that I am on. The ride would be very smooth at least till 100kmph. But now I feel the car accelerating. it seems engine needs more effort to reach that speed.
- Though my ride quality is improved, but I feel that my car is more sensitive towards the irregularities in the road. I would bounce more often.
- Less power in lower revs. The places where 3rd gear would be sufficient now require 2nd.
- Loss in mileage. I have at least lost 1-1.5 km per liter in my last tank.
Are those things normal?