Know More About The Shock Absorbers

Bilstein was earlier involved in making window fittings. With constant effort in research and development, they could bring about a variety of products, like struts/shocks, performance suspension kits, performance shock absorbers and electronic suspension systems.

Bilstein shocks Australia produce performance systems for various kinds of vehicles namely, heavy trucks, motor homes, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, motorsports vehicles, lifted trucks, motor homes etc. These are also used for car brands, such as Jaguar, Lotus, Audi, Ferrari, BMW, etc.

Basic principle of the working of shocks:

The shock rods extend all the way down to the strut tubes. The thickest part of the shock is used to distribute evenly the side loads and enhance the efficiency of the total system. The latest and updated designs possess pressure tubes with large diameters and extended surface area enhancing the load handling capacity. Thus, the users can realise that they are able to handle their vehicle better, with great level of stability and steering control.

Characteristics of the shocks:

•    Pistons with high flow

•    Bodies made of zinc plates

•    Compression tuning apart from the capability to rebound independently

•    Enhanced surface area which allows exact damping capability

•    Deflecting technology along with the ability to self-adjust the valve system

•    Improved control

•    Capable of handling tiers of large diameters

Technology adopted in the shocks:

Gas pressure technology:

The gas pressure technology is adopted in automation construction as a standard.  In this technology, the pressure on the oil inside the shock absorber is constantly maintained. When the pressure in the absorber is maintained at high level then the oil does not foam up. If the oil starts foaming up then the suspension shall not work up to its optimum level. The car shall also lose its damping power.

Twin/Mono tube technology:

This kind of technology is mainly used in motor sports vehicles, trucks and all kinds of jeep. In this technology, the heat is evenly distributed so that there is improved durability that enhances the life of the shock absorber. The maintenance cost is also low. These shocks adjust the speed automatically depending upon the road conditions. The mono-tube technology provides for ample of shock absorption even in the roughest terrain so that the rider can enjoy a smooth ride. This kind of shock package can be used in variety of vehicles.

When should they be replaced?

Replacement of the shocks depends upon the number of miles travelled and the conditions in which they were used. If the vehicle travels in the city then the wear and tear are considerably low as compared to the road conditions in the country side where there are lot of turns and bumps.

Some indicators for replacement of the shocks are:

•    Any visual damages

•    Mileage over 60,000 miles

•    Excessive rolling, turning and braking

•    Number of bounces when it hits a bump

What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

We all are aware that accidents happen around the world on an alarmingly high rate. Some are fatal and some are minor. Some only damage properties while some have to seek insurance for the car damages. Whatever it is an accident is an accident and most of us are never prepared to meet one. Thus, a lot of people do not know exactly what to do at that time and panic. There certain things to all accidents that you will have to do. These are for accidents that can properly be called as accident and not the ones where your vehicle was scratch while reversing. 

Human lives are important, that includes yours – there things that you have to do in the self-interest of you and the people around who are involved in the accident. When you meet with an accident, stop. Do not drive away from the accident. It will make things worse if you were caught on CCTV or other witnesses. When there you should make sure to protect the accident scene by switching on the hazards lights for safety or by keeping your flash switched on and get proper car service.

You should call the police. Even if there are no injuries to the individuals you will have to call the police anyway to claim insurance on your damaged vehicle. Without contacting the police you will not be able make a claim from insurance. Always remember that the vehicles involved in the accident must remain as they are unless they interfere with traffic or otherwise. You have to move make sure you take proper pictures of the whole accident so that you have exactly proper evidence of scene even after moving the vehicle. You will probably need a tow truck for Brisbane towing away the damaged car of yours if it is not in a condition to be driven again. You could call one yourself or chances are the police or the insurance company will have a contact.

Tell everything you need to tell about the accident and give an exact report of the incident to the police. If you are injured tell them you are and if you are not sure don’t say no because normally you will not feel the effects of the pain of the accident until the next day or so. 

Do not forget to contact the insurance company as well and make sure you exchange contact information of the persons involved in the accident because if in case you need to witness or for some emergency purpose regarding to the incident it will come in handy. 

Don’t panic and keep calm at all times. Please drive safe.