My car has a schock absorbers misting report on a test Audi a3 built 2009 Now my question is could this case a bumpy ride I.e when the car rides of bumpy road, the drive feels very rough Best regards

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! What do you mean by "misting"? Commented Mar 2, 2019 at 20:33

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Yes this could well be the cause of your issues with the ride quality - if the shocks are "misting" that means they are losing oil (although not at a huge rate) and as the shock absorber's oil level goes down so does their damping performance.

It might not be the only factor causing it - there's likely to be wear to other suspension components as well but it's certainly a big factor.

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