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