Renowned automotive supplier, MEYLE has uploaded a new video on its Youtube channel that is meant to help motorists to get the best out of their shock absorbers. Generally, it is recommended that the shock absorbers should be checked every 80,000 driven kilometers. During the operation of a vehicle, shocks and struts undergo heavy strain and hence it is highly important that they need to be in good condition to ensure vehicle and passenger safety. If the shocks are defective, it can have an adverse impact on the stopping distance and reduce the overall stability of the vehicle. In the event that this occurs, it is essential to replace the shock absorber immediately. In the video that has been posted on the “MEYLE TV” YouTube channel, the “MEYLE Mechanics” explain that it is easy for repair professionals to make shock absorber testing a routine part of the vehicle inspection process.
Some of the situations that have an effect on the shock absorbers include encounters with bumpy roads, potholes, heavy loads and towing. Environmental factors that have an impact on the shock absorbers include humidity, dirt and road salt. When shock absorber system deteriorates, it affects the safety of the driver as the tyres lose their grip. The outcomes are lower vehicle stability and increased stopping distance. Lower traction on the roads reduces the lateral guiding capabilities of the tyres when cornering, and drive assist systems like ABS, ESP and TCS, may not work properly.
Workshops which test the shock absorbers as part of routine service are providing added value to their customers. The latest MEYLE video guides repair professionals on the different techniques to diagnose damage to the shock absorbers. While visual inspection of the tyres may be all that is needed in some cases, sometimes a test drive is needed. If the vehicle appears to be unresponsive, veers off course when cornering, cannot go straight without steering corrections or if there are loud clunking noises coming from the car, it can point to the fact that the shock absorbers need to be replaced.
MEYLE has a diverse range of 650 high-quality MEYLE‑ORIGINAL shock absorbers which can cater to 214 million vehicles registered across Europe. MEYLE‑ORIGINAL shock absorbers are specially designed to offer advanced wear resistance with an electro-mechanical coating process for reliable protection of the piston rod against abrasives and heavy loads. Salt spray tests have proved that the MEYLE piston rod is the one that is least vulnerable to corrosion when compared to seven competitor. MEYLE’s in-house engineers recommend that shock absorbers should always be replaced in pairs to ensure there is no discrepancy when it comes to damping performance of the left and right-hand shock absorbers.
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