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About Shock Absorbers


What Are Shock Absorbers?

Shock absorbers are designed to absorb mechanical shocks and cushion vehicles on uneven roads. In a vehicle, shock absorbers reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and an increase in comfort level.

While shock absorbers serve the purpose of limiting excessive suspension movement, their intended purpose is to dampen spring oscillations so as to return it to its static position as quickly as possible.


Why Do I Need to Replace My Shock Absorbers?

Very simple: because worn and/or faulty shock absorbers are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

Statistics have shown that many drivers underestimated the dangers associated with defective and worn shock absorbers.


Here’s why:

  • Poor road grip could cause skidding and increase aquaplaning during wet weather
  • Losing control of the vehicle when cornering or change maneuvers
  • Potential accidents or even death!
  • Longer braking distance by as much as 26%


How Do I Know When I Need to Change Shock Absorbers?

SACHS recommends an inspection of the shock absorbers every 20,000 km*, and a change every 80,000 km*.

Shock absorbers must be checked regularly as the conditions are dependent on many external factors such as:

  • Driving style
  • Road conditions
  • Weather
  • Type of loads you carry in the vehicle


Below are the symptoms of faulty shock absorbers:

  • Shock absorber bottoms out of the vehicle
  • Noise (rattling / knocking)
  • Leaks or distinct traces of oil
  • Worn out brushes
  • Damping either overly hard or overly soft or bouncing
  • Poor driving performance
  • Unusual wear patterns on the tire thread
  • Defective mounting strut (adjacent components)


Why Should I Choose SACHS?

  • A leading manufacturer of shock absorbers worldwide
  • Leading supplier of complete chassis systems to all major car makers
  • Supplier of aftermarket products in Original Equipment Quality
  • German technology ensures state-of-the-art products for replacement parts
  • Free technical support and aftersales service through our trained local teams
  • Over 25 years of experience in Asia Pacific with headquarters in Singapore

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Key Features of SACHS Shock Absorbers (Twin-Tube):

  • Original Equipment Quality
  • Good stability and comfort level
  • Reliable handling and control
  • Outstanding durability
  • High resistance to corrosion
  • Absolute air tightness
  • Low wear and tear

Using only high quality materials in the manufacturing processes, SACHS fit virtually all vehicles.

SACHS Shock Absorbers

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