Tenneco Highlights the Safety and Comfort Benefits of Replacing Worn or Damaged Springs

Tenneco Highlights the Safety and Comfort Benefits of Replacing Worn or Damaged Springs

Brussels, Belgium – As consumers schedule vehicle maintenance services in preparation for the summer travel season, Tenneco is reminding them that all suspension components, including springs, can wear out over time. Replacing worn and damaged springs contributes to maintaining a safe and comfortable driving experience. Through its extensive range of Monroe® replacement suspension springs, Tenneco offers complete coverage of OE-style spring technologies.

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“Coil springs and other suspension components absorb significant operating loads and can be subject to high levels of fatigue,” said Peter van Brussel, Senior Product Manager, Aftermarket EMEA, Tenneco. “With our strong OE heritage and exceptional market coverage and product quality, Monroe springs are an ideal aftermarket replacement solution.”

Springs that are worn due to constant vibrations or overloading can experience reduced flexibility, potentially impacting vehicle maneuverability, ride height, traction and potentially compromising driving safety and comfort. Consumers should have their shock absorbers and springs inspected after 20,000 km to ensure they are in good working condition. Tenneco recommends that worn springs should be replaced in pairs. Changing a single spring would necessarily result in an imbalance of the vehicle.
Indeed, this imbalance can affect the handling, reduce the performance of the vehicle and therefore have consequences for the safety of the driver and other road users.
Any complete shock absorber replacement should include a new spring, protection kit and mounting kit.

Monroe replacement springs are engineered to withstand an average of 5,000 rebound-compression cycles per mile, while also supporting vehicle weight, regulating ride height and absorbing vibrations caused by uneven road surfaces. The Monroe brand features a broad range of coil springs for side-load compensation, tapered wire and mini-block type applications, each designed to meet or exceed OE performance. Among its offerings are premium Monroe OESpectrum® high-tech springs, which include a 5-year warranty and are engineered for OE-specific NVH reduction. Other Monroe replacement springs feature a 2-year warranty.

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The Monroe brand also offers a complete range of mounting kits for precise steering and traction, along with protection kits to help prevent damage to shock absorbers caused by dirt, water and other contaminants.

Tenneco supports its range of Monroe products via comprehensive training and vehicle diagnostic information through technical support platforms like the Technicians Advanced Digital Information System (TADIS), which includes thousands of helpful files designed for technicians, installers and other aftermarket professionals. To access TADIS and other resources, visit www.training.tenneco.com or www.monroe.com. Independent aftermarket professionals also have access to Monroe advertising and point-of-sale promotional materials, as well as fully illustrated product catalogues that can be found online at www.monroecatalogue.eu.


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About Tenneco - Aftermarket EMEA

About Tenneco

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Aftermarket, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and the aftermarket, with 2018 revenues of $11.8 billion and approximately 81,000 employees worldwide. On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in the second half of 2019.

About DRiV™ - the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following the separation, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  DRiV’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins® Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.

 About the new Tenneco - the future Powertrain Technology Company

Following the separation, the new Tenneco will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The new Tenneco would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $11.4 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.

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