SAFETY TRIANGLE™
UNDERSTANDING THE SAFETY TRIANGLE™

INTERCONNECTED UNDERCAR PARTS THAT COULD AFFECT A DRIVER’S ABILITY TO AVOID ACCIDENTS
Tires, brakes and ride control work together to provide the proper steering, stopping and stability with which every vehicle is designed.
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: SAFETY TRIANGLE™
What is a Safety Triangle™ Inspection?
The Safety Triangle™ Inspection consists of a three-part process during which a professional technician checks critical interconnected system components that control steering, stopping and stability.

For your safety, have a complete Safety Triangle™ Inspection every time your vehicle is brought in for tire, brake or alignment service.
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: STEERING STEERING
Shocks / struts help evenly distribute your car’s weight over all four tires, improving handling during turns.
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: STOPPING STOPPING
Shocks / struts and brakes work together to help your vehicle stop sooner under rough driving conditions, by keeping tires and wheels in contact with the road.
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: STABILITY STABILITY
Shocks / struts and tires work together to help maximize tire-to-road contact, improving vehicle stability and minimizing weight transfer.
Like most safety-critical chassis components, shocks and struts do wear out over the course of normal operation. The rate of wear depends on a wide range of variables, such as road and environmental conditions, your driving style and vehicle load. 

In general, however, shocks and struts wear so gradually that the negative effects - reduced steering precision, stopping performance and/or vehicle stability - might not be easily recognized in normal driving conditions. In addition to these safety concerns, worn shocks and struts could negatively affect:
  • Passenger comfort
  • Rate and pattern of tire wear
  • Dynamic wheel alignment
  • Brake life
  • Durability of other chassis parts
Monroe wants you to Ride Safe. Are you possibly driving on worn shocks and struts? To find out, visit one of our Monroe Expert Plus dealers for a Safety Triangle inspection. Find a Monroe dealer near you.

Be smart. Ask for a Safety Triangle inspection today!
How Shocks and Struts Wear Out
New shocks help keep your vehicle’s tires in contact with the road, improving stopping, handling and safety.
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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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