One of the biggest benefits of Castrol VECTON’s System 5 Technology™ is its ability to fight the build up of contaminants thereby extending the useful life of oil.

It delivers superior performance coping with arduous operating conditions and harmful contaminants. The unique System 5 Technology™ enables the oil to adapt, delivering exceptional soot handling performance, prolonging the life of the oil, and extending your drain intervals.

At Country Suspensions, Toowoomba, we sell  products by Australia’s Leading  Air Suspension supplier “The Airbag Man” established in 1995 have been designing & manufacturing and selling quality bolt in airbag kits to suit a wide range of vehicles for over 20 years.

Contact the team at Country Suspensions today & see what Airbag Man products we have to offer for your application. Get that one step closer to a safer & more comfortable ride!
Airbags are not just for 4wd’s towing a caravan, boat or trailer. If your vehicle tows or carries uneven loads causing the rear or front end to sag then you need to drive safe and level up with Airbag Man. Airbag Man engineer, design and manufacture over 1000 airbag kits to suit a wide range of vehicles such as Passenger Cars, Family Sedans, Station Wagons, 4wd’s & Suv’s, Tradies Utes, Commercial Vans, Light Trucks, Trailers, Caravans, Camper Trailers, Heavy Trucks, Industrial & Agricultural, Motorhomes, Hot Rods and Show Cars, Military & Emergency Vehicles.

By installing Airbag Man to your vehicle you can take advantage of many features & benefits which include adjustable levelling control, eliminating spring sag, safer load carrying, better braking, improved steering & handling, stabilise body roll, prevents bottoming out, excellent ride quality, reduced tyre wear & lower maintenance costs.

NO Airbags = Unsafe

With Airbags = Safe

Above is an example of Springs overloaded or faded.

Shock Absorber Tips:

Regularly inspect shock absorbers

A drop in performance of shock absorbers harbors many risks for drivers. The workshop professional knows when replacement is necessary and only uses original spare parts. For safety reasons.

Safety Factor Shock Absorbers

Inspection campaigns have confirmed that approx. 14 percent of vehicles tested have got at least one defective shock absorber. For vehicles with worn or defective shock absorbers, several risks are run at once: The stopping distance becomes longer, because the car’s road contact is no longer optimally ensured. Many electronic driver assistance systems – such as the electronic stability program, ESP, ABS, or traction control – require good road contact of the vehicle to be able to develop their full potential. This therefore means: The more electronic safety systems are installed in the car, the more important is the full performance of the shock absorbers.

The stopping distance can increase by up to 14 percent or five and a half meters if you brake at full power from a speed of 100 km/h with shock absorbers which perform only half of their original function.

Dangers of Extended Stopping

When braking down from 50 km/h, this can mean that the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle and thus the separation from a possible accident is already three and a half meters shorter.

Consequences of Shock Absorber wear

If the shock absorbers no longer prevent the car body from pitching and vibrating, then it is more difficult to control the vehicle during evasive maneuvers. Its cornering ability generally becomes instable; the cars are also more prone to aquaplaning. In addition, the shock absorber wear has a negative impact in other areas: Tires and chassis components, such as tie-rod ends or steering devices in turn are exposed to greater wear.

Forward-thinking approach for customers’ safety

Drivers do not notice wear of their shock absorbers – and therefore depend on the professional advice from their workshop.

However, many car drivers do not notice the gradual wear of the shock absorbers. They rely on the support and know-how of their workshop. For them, it is easy to spot worn shock absorbers: from visual inspection for leaking shock absorber oil when changing tires, or routine inspections, right up to checking with the chassis tester. This has the advantage that shock absorber wear can be proven with objective data material. The experts at ZF Services recommend to have the shock absorbers’ functionality checked in a specialist workshop for the first time after 80 000 kilometers and then thoroughly every 20 000 kilometers. If replacement should be necessary, make sure that both shock absorbers on an axle are exchanged.

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