How Shocks & Struts Wear Out
NEW SHOCKS HELP KEEP YOUR VEHICLE’S TIRES IN CONTACT WITH THE ROAD, IMPROVING STOPPING, HANDLING AND SAFETY

MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: How Shocks & Struts Wear Out
Pictured: Fresh Shock and Internal Cutaway
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: DAMAGED BUSHINGS
DAMAGED BUSHINGS
Exterior damage may result from extended use, extreme heat and adverse road and weather conditions

May contribute to premature wear to tires and other suspension parts
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: WORN INTERNAL OIL
WORN INTERNAL OIL
Oil loses viscosity due to heat cycling over time

Could affect the unit’s ability to dissipate road impacts
Comparison of new hydraulic fluid and fluid after 50,000 miles / 80,000 kilometers
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: DETERIORATED COMPONENTS
DETERIORATED COMPONENTS
Tensile strength of valve components weakens with use over time, reducing damping effectiveness

Can impact the shock’s overall performance, limiting control of excessive body and tire movement
Symptoms of Wear
Like most safety-critical chassis components, shocks and struts wear out so gradually over the course of normal operation that the negative effects - reduced steering precision, stopping performance and/or vehicle stability - might not be easily recognized in normal driving conditions.
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50,000 Mile / 80,000 Km Recommendation
WHAT DOES YOUR ODOMETER READ?
Get your shocks checked at 50,000 Miles / 80,000 kilometers.
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What Role Shocks Play
Shocks and struts not only improve ride comfort but are necessary for safe handling.
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Safety Triangle
Tires, brakes and ride control work together to provide the proper steering, stopping and stability with which every vehicle is designed.
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