SACHS suspension strut mounts for light commercial vehicles decouple parasitic oscillation and dampen vibrations and wheel noise. They also improve steering and road contact. The combined effect is high comfort and low fuel consumption.
As wheel suspension components, suspension struts for LCV are subject to extreme environmental conditions, e.g. vibrations, splash water and road salt. That makes them typical wear parts with a correspondingly short service life. Like all complementary products, they should be regularly inspected, because defects can not only cause increased noise, but also longer stopping distances or impaired wheel guidance. Depending on the vehicle and operating range, they usually need to be replaced after 75,000 to 100,000 kilometers. Whenever a damper is replaced, it makes sense to replace the suspension-strut mount as well.