For safer and smoother towing

Getting out onto the national highways with a caravan has never been more popular. 4WD vehicles have also become the primary choice for people who are towing their caravans over long distances and in many cases, on unforgiving Australian country roads.
Monroe Australia says its Monroe Gas Magnum TDT shock absorbers have been designed and manufactured specifically for driving, towing and off-road conditions on Australian roads.
Towing heavy loads across long distances and in varying driving conditions has a significant effect on the ride height, steering and braking response of your 4WD.
4WD shock absorbers are subjected to significantly heavier impacts compared with normal vehicles, while the effects of towing heavy loads also adds to a gradual loss in shock absorber performance. This then leads to several knock-on effects, including a significant increase in the emergency stopping distance of the vehicle.
Monroe Australia encourages you to regularly check 4WD shock absorbers and if worn, transform the feel, ride and safety of your 4WD while enhancing towing safety by fitting Monroe Gas Magnum TDT shock absorbers – which are covered by a three-year/60,000km warranty.
This advice also applies to the many SUVs and passenger cars which have been designed mainly for urban use. As many of these can be found regularly towing significant weight, Monroe says they should also be regularly checked for shock absorber wear, stating its vast ride performance product range offers exact fit replacement shock absorbers to ensure safer towing for these vehicles.
Aside from regular tow vehicles, we are heading into the time of year when many vehicles are carrying a once a year heavy passenger, luggage and tow load for the festive season holidays across long distances on both sealed and unsealed roads. A year of shock absorber wear across normal stop and go urban driving does cause significant wear, so repairers should always check these vehicles’ shock absorbers as a part of their pre-holiday vehicle servicing.
Shock absorbers often wear out gradually, which can make the loss of handling difficult to detect. Worn shock absorbers and related suspension components can contribute to a variety of potential safety and reliability concerns. These include reduced steering control, increased braking distances along with increased and uneven tyre wear.
As such, Monroe ride performance product engineers recommend that a vehicle’s shock absorbers be thoroughly inspected every 20,000 kilometres and as a part of other vehicle services, such as tyre replacement, wheel alignment and brake repairs or replacement.

Detailed shock absorber product information along with a new training video can be found at