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Shock Absorber Check

With good shock absorbers there's nothing to fear

When shock absorbers wear down, the wheels lose traction. As a result, the car bounces on the road. Before you find yourself coming off the road, arrange a TÜV NORD shock absorber check.

The shocking truth about defective shock absorbers

Shock absorbers serve not only for driving comfort, but also driving safety. They ensure a car's tyres always stay where they're meant to stay - on the road. Defective shock absorbers increase braking distances. On narrow bends, your car can lurch from side to side and swerve. There's also an increased risk of aquaplaning.

The electronics system also runs into trouble. Shock absorbers are especially important for electronic components such as ABS and ESP because their sensors require precisely guided tyres.

Worn shock absorbers are assumed to play a role In over 50 percent of accidents involving vehicles older than 10 years or with a mileage of more 150,000 kilometres.

Where will you end up if your car goes off the road?

  • Your car swerves on a bend
  • Your car reacts sensitively to side winds
  • Braking distances are significantly longer
  • Your car pitches on braking
  • Tyres wear more quickly
  • Driving comfort is reduced

Have your shock absorbers checked every 20,000 km, preferably sooner. The test gives a clear indication of how safe your shock absorbers are.

Take the TÜV NORD shock absorber check for just EUR 9.50

Toll-free service call number:

 

TÜV STATIONS with shock absorber test facilities:

Hamburg

22525 Hamburg, Große Bahnstr. 31,
Tel. 040 8557-2071, Fax 040 8557-2673

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

19057 Schwerin (Lankow), Bremsweg 14,
Tel. 0385 4782303, Fax 0385 4878511

Sachsen-Anhalt

06886 Wittenberg, Teucheler Weg 11a,
Tel. 03491 885129, Fax 03491 881485

38855 Wernigerode, Dornbergsweg 45,
Tel. 03943 533315, Fax 0391 7366111

Niedersachsen

27472 Cuxhaven, Abschnede 195,
Tel. 04721 22123, Fax 04721 690189

27751 Delmenhorst, Annenheider Allee 110,
Tel. 04221 72510, Fax 04221 71940

30453 Hannover-Bornum, Bornumer Str. 148,
Tel. 0511 946497-8, Fax 0511 946497-99

30519 Hannover (Döhren), Thurnithistr. 16,
Tel. 0511 9861319, Fax 0511 9861303

31137 Hildesheim, Ernst-Morsch-Str. 10,
Tel. 05121 931940, Fax 05121 9319419

37115 Duderstadt, Bostalstr. 9,
Tel. 05527 8020, Fax 05527 8020

38446 Wolfsburg, Borsigstraße 1a,
Tel. 05361 52511, Fax 05361 53166

48529 Nordhorn, Sachsenstraße 7,
Tel. 05921 805-10, Fax 05921 8051-13

49084 Osnabrück, Rheinische Straße 15,
Tel. 0541 5823148, Fax 0541 5823147

Nordrhein-Westfalen

32213 Lübbecke, Jockweg 25
Tel. 05741 1664, Fax 05741 40691

46325 Borken, Weseler Straße 6,
Tel. 02861 80859-93, Fax 02861 80859-95

46395 Bocholt, Franzstr. 46
Tel. 02871 2115-0, Fax 02871 2115-19

47533 Kleve, Flutstraße 77-79,
Tel. 0800 80 70 600, Fax 02821 7049119

48653 Coesfeld, Dreischkamp 3,
Tel. 02541 982120, Fax 02541-9260271