With Volkswagen Genuine Shock Absorbers, your comfort and safety will never fall by the wayside. Discover here just what makes them so special and how they work.
Working together for greater comfort and safety. Volkswagen Genuine Shock Absorbers are perfectly coordinated to your Volkswagen, its running gear and assistance systems. They guarantee a smooth and safe journey, as well as helping you to stay on track – in tight curves, during hard braking and when your vehicle is fully loaded, with the entire family on board.
You should have your shock absorbers checked regularly via visual inspection from approximately 60,000 km onwards, e.g. when the tyres are changed. This will ensure optimal traction throughout the entire year, particularly in icy and snowy conditions during the winter. What's more, in the spring you'll know straight away if the cold season has left any traces of road salt, moisture and dirt.
It's not easy to keep an eye on your shock absorbers. They're normally tucked away behind your tyres. They also wear away gradually – you adjust your driving style accordingly and maybe don't notice that your Volkswagen's driving performance is becoming a little spongy when driving into a bend, that the braking distance is longer etc. This makes its wear limit particularly deceptive, so be sure to check your shock absorbers regularly, preferably at your Volkswagen Partner.
Defective shock absorbers don't counterbalance vibrations as effectively as they should and are not as efficient when it comes to stabilizing. Your tyres don't have optimal traction. The consequence: Your braking distance is longer, steering is unsteady and the driving performance is less stable, particularly when driving in curves in the road. This causes safety systems to engage at an earlier point, which will become apparent through the less efficient driving dynamics.