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Monroe expands ride control coverage for more than 375,000 passenger vehicles

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:00
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Automotive service professionals and consumers can now rely on Monroe® Quick-Strut® assemblies and other premium Monroe ride control components when repairing an expanded range of Ford, Lincoln, Nissan and Subaru models. Monroe now offers 10 additional Quick-Strut assemblies, one new OESpectrum® shock absorber and a Monroe suspension conversion kit that together cover more than 370,000 registered passenger vehicles across the U.S. and Canada.

The latest premium Monroe parts include Quick-Strut assemblies for 2013 Ford Focus (front), 2013 Nissan Sentra (front) and 2002-2003 Subaru Impreza (rear) model; and an OESpectrum rear shock for 2011-2017 Nissan Leaf models. Assembled in Paragould, Ark., Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies feature the precisely engineered components necessary to complete a high-quality strut replacement. These include a premium Monroe strut technology tuned and tested for original-equipment (OE) style ride and handling; vehicle-specific coil spring technology featuring U.S.-grade steel and corresponding OE-equivalent spring design; premium, OE-style upper strut mount and bearing plate; and other high-quality components. Monroe OESpectrum shocks feature the company's latest global OE valving technologies and are designed with the right technology specific to each application for added control and reduced ride harshness.

The new Monroe conversion kit enables customers to convert the rear air suspensions on 1997-2002 Lincoln Continental models to mechanical coil spring suspensions. The kit includes the detailed instructions and necessary parts and hardware for a superior fit and trouble-free installation.

"Monroe offers leading-edge technologies combined with outstanding coverage of domestic and import vehicles," said Joe Robinson, director, Ride Control Product Management, Americas. "Our aggressive investment in new-product coverage underscores our commitment to the success of the thousands of front-line professionals who specify and install Monroe on a daily basis."

Monroe premium ride control products, including Quick-Strut assemblies and OESpectrum shocks and struts, are covered by the brand's limited lifetime warranty and "Feel the Difference™" Guarantee money-back consumer offer. Visit www.monroe.com for details.

To learn more about Monroe ride control products, visit www.monroe.com or contact a Monroe supplier. Connect with Monroe at Facebook.com/MonroeShocks, Twitter.com/MonroeShocks and Instagram.com/MonroeShocks.

About DRiVTM - the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following Tenneco Inc.'s (NYSE: TEN) expected separation to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company (DRiV™) as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  DRiV's principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins® Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.

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