Bilstein recommends shock absorber check every 20,000 km
In Germany, as elsewhere in Europe, the average age of cars on the road is increasing. The TÜV Report 2014 shows that one car in seven has defective suspension. According to Dekra, 20 per cent of all technical defects which lead to an accident are still attributable to the suspension. For this reason, suspension specialist Bilstein recommends that shock absorbers be checked regularly and replaced when necessary in an auto workshop. To restore 100 per cent driving safety, shocks and springs should always be replaced in pairs on each axle.