The Rise of Monroe Shock Absorbers
Monroe was founded in 1916, and has continued to produce innovative solutions to automotive problems ever since. Back when cars still ran on carriage springs, and flat tyres were routine and had to be fixed roadside by the driver, a young mechanic by the name of August F. Meyer decided to take advantage of the market demand for tyre pumps. A few short years later in 1919, Monroe began its long history of innovation by perfecting the first self-oiled tyre pump. This made fixing those roadside flats considerably easier, which pushed Monroe’s pump sales to over two million units a year. The company has continued to grow over the years, and its name is now synonymous with quality automotive suspension parts. Today, Monroe is the industry leader and number one producer of ride control products. They produce struts, shock absorbers, gas charged lift supports, steering stabilisers, mounting kits, boot kits, and ride control technologies for a wide range of makes and models of cars and trucks.
Key Roles of Shock Absorbers
The main product Monroe is known for is shock absorbers. Shock absorbers play a vital role in controlling your car. One of the two key roles shock absorbers play in your vehicle is controlling the movement of your cars springs and suspension. The other is making sure your tyres stay in touch with the ground at all times. This is very important for the stability and control of your vehicle because the bottom of your tyre is the only thing that is in contact with the road while you drive. If that contact is broken, your capability to brake and steer are reduced or eliminated. There are three basic kinds of shock absorbers: conventional telescopic shock absorbers, strut type shock absorbers, and spring seat shocks.
Signs Your Shock Absorbers Are Wearing Out
Keeping your suspension parts serviced is an important component of vehicle maintenance. Some of the main signs that it is time to take your car to a mechanic to have your suspension parts serviced include having trouble stopping, swerving when you brake, steering wheel vibration, shaking while you drive, and uneven tyre wear. It is recommended that you have your suspension parts inspected every 20,000km and replaced by 80,000km. If you are experiencing any of the signs of worn out shock absorbers, you should get your vehicle to a mechanic as soon as possible. If your shock absorbers aren’t doing their job, your brakes and tyres can’t either.
Servicing Your Suspension Parts
When it is time to have suspension parts serviced, bring your vehicle in to Barossa Breaks and Suspension. We specialise in Monroe suspension parts, so the quality of our install can always be relied on. Our mechanics will fit your Monroe components with an unbeatable level of skill and professionalism. Turn to the best parts in the industry, and the mechanics that specialise in installing them.