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How often should a shock absorber be replaced?


A shock absorber should be preferably replaced after use for 6 years or 100,000 km. If you are used to driving roughly or often pass bumpy roads, such replacement interval should be shortened, e.g. to five years or 80,000 km. If your car is a light one primarily for family daily use, the interval can be extended appropriately.

Shock absorber is an important component for safe driving of a car. It is mainly intended to restrain shock due to rebound of an energy-absorbing spring, and also absorbs impact energy from road surface. A damaged shock absorber can have a direct bearing on driving safety and riding comfort, and may even cause excessive wear of other parts.

It should be noted that the shock absorbers on a car need to be replaced in pairs, otherwise the resulting unbalance of force and damping effect may expose the shock absorbers to higher risks of failure. In typical cases, if oil leakage is found on a shock absorber, it is problematic, and requires timely replacement or repair.

How often should a shock absorber be replaced?

Advantages of vika shock absorber:

Appearance: A fully automatic mechanical welding process characterized by small welded joints and constant welding temperature, angle, and duration leads to more elegant and robust products. A clip is used for tighter fit between the product and its dustproof cover.

Piston rod:

Material: standard 45# steel

Process: mechanical processing (precision grinding), high-frequency quenching, and chromium-plating.

Working cylinder: The working cylinder is produced with refined tubes (cold-drawn seamless steel tubes) with inner surface subject to high-precision treatment.

Valve body: A self-locking nut process prevents nuts from loosening effectively while maintaining a constant damping force level of the valve body for long.

Piston: The piston is designed in such a way to ensure close contact with the wall of the working cylinder and to eliminate oil leakage between them, thus achieving a stale damping force level.

Valve block: A more compact structure is created thank to the use of a latest process form.

Oil seal: World class NOK oil seal

Oil: Provide good resistance to foaming and shear loads. It helps reduce idle stroke of the product and wear of internal valve parts, thus contributing to longer life of the product.