Published on June 10th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
ZF Says Check Your Shock Absorbers For Maximum Safety This Season
The vacation season is a gruelling endurance test for most cars: Long journeys with maximum payload, high temperatures, traffic jams, mountain passes, and poor road conditions. According to ZF Aftermarket Malaysia, shock absorbers play a critical role in car safety and are advising drivers to have them checked professionally before travelling this coming holiday season.
According to ZF Aftermarket Malaysia, defective shock absorbers not only reduce braking performance, resulting in longer stopping distances, but also increase the chances of skidding or aquaplaning when the roads are wet. In line with this, ZF Aftermarket Malaysia experts strongly recommend that shock absorbers and all complementary components be initially inspected after 80,000 kilometers at the latest, and thereafter every 20,000 kilometers.
Damage and wear may pose a serious safety risk particularly when travelling on vacation. The high payload – often associated with an unfavourable distribution of the centre of gravity as a result of roof racks or bicycles on the trailer hitch – makes the car much more unstable than usual from a physical perspective. In critical situations such as emergency braking or evasive manoeuvres, worn components can have a much more dramatic effect.
To emphasise this point, the company has produced a video to remind Malaysian drivers of the important role that shock absorbers have on car safety and ride comfort.
ZF Aftermarket Malaysia offers a complete range of SACHS shock absorbers and Lemförder steering and suspension products for many popular Asian car models such as Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Proton, Perodua and Toyota.