What Role Shocks Play
WHAT ARE SHOCKS AND STRUTS?
SHOCKS AND STRUTS HELP KEEP YOUR VEHICLE’S TIRES IN CONTACT WITH THE ROAD
  • Shocks and struts not only improve ride comfort but are necessary for safe handling.
  • Shocks and struts maintain vertical loads placed upon the tires. This helps ensure consistent, firm tire-to-road contact.
  • By providing resistance to vehicle bounce, roll and sway - as well as brake dive and acceleration squat - shocks and struts help to maintain a balanced ride.
Shock absorbers are individual components of the suspension system
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: What Role Shocks Play
Struts are a major structural component of the vehicle chassis and suspension
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: What Role Shocks Play


WHAT DO SHOCKS AND STRUTS DO?
SHOCKS AND STRUTS PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN A VEHICLE’S STEERING, STOPPING AND STABILITY

THE VITAL FUNCTIONS THAT RIDE CONTROL PRODUCTS PERFORM:
  • Control excessive body and tire movement
  • Reduce vehicle bounce, roll and sway - plus brake dive and acceleration squat
  • Help to maintain consistent handling and braking
  • Help maintain wheel alignment
  • Help to reduce the potential of premature wear on tires and other suspension components
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS: What do Shocks and struts do?
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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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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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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