MONROE: NUMBER ONE FOR GLOBAL VEHICLE COVERAGE

Monroe says it is proud to lead Australia and the world in aftermarket shock absorber coverage, ride performance product design, manufacturing and development

Indeed, Monroe says its vast vehicle application coverage makes this most trusted automotive ride performance product brand the top choice for the Australian automotive aftermarket and across the global automotive aftermarket.
When you select Monroe ride performance products for your customers’ passenger cars, SUVs, four-wheel drives, light commercial and heavy-duty vehicles, Monroe says you are making the same quality choice that repairers, suspension specialists and re-sellers are making each day all over Australia and the world.
“We offer unrivalled premium quality replacement product coverage for shock absorbers and struts along with associated ride performance products,” Monroe Australia Marketing Manager, Brydon Tweddell, said.
“The breadth of Monroe’s application coverage ensures that Australian repairers, suspension specialists and re-sellers always have fast access to the exact fit replacement products needed to suit the entire spectrum of makes and models being driven on Australia’s roads.
“Furthermore, our world-leading global research and development has resulted in a number of damping technology advancements that have been promptly delivered to the local and global aftermarket,” Brydon added.
As an Original Equipment supplier of choice to the world’s automotive vehicle manufacturers, the OE Spectrum range from Monroe offers the unique advantage of vehicle application-specific shock absorber valving technologies, resulting in “as new” vehicle ride comfort and handling. This comprehensive range covers passenger vehicles, SUV models along with light trucks and commercial vehicles being driven on Australia’s roads.
“In this day and age of highly advanced motor vehicle design and levels of performance, particularly considering the number of highly engineered European vehicles on Australia’s roads, a ‘one replacement shock absorber fits all’ solution is far from ideal,” Brydon explained.
“Those products use a single design that is expected to cover the specific damping requirements of vehicles of differing weights, performance characteristics, front, rear or all-wheel-drive power trains, differing wheel and brake sizes and specifications along with Australian driving conditions.”
Monroe’s integrated global engineering and manufacturing facilities around the world include the company’s Australian manufacturing plant in Adelaide. Monroe uses the advanced engineering and test capabilities of these world leading manufacturing facilities to ensure product reliability, endurance and performance for each global aftermarket region, including regional vehicle application specifics.
Monroe’s global design and manufacturing resources also ensure a vast European vehicle aftermarket replacement range. This should come as no surprise as Monroe is a long-term, premium-level Original Equipment supplier of shock absorbers to Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz / Mercedes-Benz AMG, Daimler, Opel, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Vauxhall, Volvo and Volkswagen. This delivers the Australian automotive aftermarket the same technology, quality and ride performance that motorists have come to expect from these makes and models.
“Given the continued increase of European vehicle proliferation in Australia across several motoring segments, Monroe remains a leader in ensuring complete application coverage for repairers, suspension specialists and re-sellers in line with European vehicle make and model entry to this market,” Brydon said.
“As more Australian motorists select performance, recreational or commercial vehicles not only from Europe, but also from Asia and North America, they also become accustomed to the levels of handling, steering and braking response that these vehicles offer.
“For many, owning a European marque or a high-performance Asian or North American vehicle is all about safety, handling, engine performance and comfort. But above all of these important factors is the overall driving experience that is synonymous with these vehicles.
“To preserve the ride control, handling and road safety characteristics of these cars, regular shock absorber checking and exact-designed ride performance product replacements are essential. This is what every Monroe product across our vast ride performance range offers.”
Monroe shock absorbers also feature the harsh bump damping response technology developed for each specific European, Asian or North American model when each car was designed and manufactured. Strength and durability on harsh and bumpy roads has also been factored into each Monroe replacement shock absorber’s design and construction, tailored to the specific weight, performance and power train format that is specific to each model.
“No other shock absorber brand offers the same comprehensive Monroe aftermarket ride performance product application range, nor can any other manufacturer provide a selection of Australian designed and manufactured shock absorbers engineered specifically for local conditions and local vehicles,” Brydon said.
As recently as this year, Monroe’s Australian manufacturing quality was recognised with another Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Award for Excellence in Manufacturing.
“Testament to the emphasis placed on quality by Australian automotive repairers and suspension specialists is the fact that Monroe continues to be their number one choice for replacement ride performance products,” Brydon said.
“From the Monroe Original replacement shock absorber to Monroe GT Sport, Monroe Gas Magnum TDT, Monroe GT-Gas Reflex, all the way through to the Monroe Magnum range of heavy duty truck and trailer shock absorbers, we have the application specific range that is promptly accessible by repairers and suspension specialists from highly stocked national distributors, along with dedicated local customer service and support.”
Monroe GT Sport combines optimum control and comfort with low slung good looks. This short body, exclusive twin disc designed shock absorber utilises Monroe’s Reflex technology and increased compression travel, along with specially designed compression bumper rubbers, to deliver impressive sports car performance and a long life.
The Monroe Gas-Magnum TDT is Monroe’s highly successful Super Duty 4WD and Light Commercial Nitrogen gas charged shock absorber range designed for on and off-road use. Featuring multi-stage high displacement valving and a premium quality chrome rod coupled with a multi-lip seal for application leading reliability, Monroe brings decades of development to the fore with this outstanding 4WD replacement shock absorber.
According to Monroe, the Gas Magnum TDT has transformed the four-wheel driving experience for many Australian off road enthusiasts. Monroe says that without a doubt its most successful aftermarket shock absorber range is the GT-Gas with Exclusive Reflex Technology range. These shock absorbers combine upgraded and refined damping rates with the fade-free damping control benefits of Monroe’s patented Reflex Technology.
Monroe says its commitment to Australian manufactured vehicle applications remains as strong as ever through both range and quality. Monroe GT-Gas shock absorbers deliver Monroe’s renowned enhanced road handling without any compromise in ride comfort.
No matter how advanced Monroe’s shock absorber technology is, wear is a normal part of shock absorber function over time. Monroe’s experts recommend that a trained specialist inspects a vehicle’s shock absorbers for signs of wear at least every 20,000 kilometres and replaces worn shock absorbers after every 80,000 kilometres travelled.
“As a manufacturer of ride performance products for over 100 years, Monroe’s shock absorber technologies and enduring product quality speaks for itself as the clear global leader for aftermarket vehicle coverage,” Brydon concluded.
“With regular shock absorber replacement, motorists can expect unparalleled standards of vehicle safety, ride control and handling excellence at every stage of a vehicle’s life, not only when the vehicle is new.”

For more information or any ride performance product specific enquiries and fitment advice, contact the Monroe Australia customer service team on 1800 088 205, or visit www.monroe.com.au