Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement strut assemblies from Tenneco Inc.will grow once again through a significant coverage increase planned for early 2012. This expansion – comprising nearly 40 SKUs covering approximately 20 popular light truck, sport-utility vehicle and passenger car models – reflects record demand for the company’s timesaving premium, guaranteed, all-in-one strut replacement solution. Tenneco’s Monroe Quick-Strut production capacity is also at an all-time high, with seven U.S.-based production lines now dedicated to the strut assembly category. The company was the first to introduce a complete strut assembly for the aftermarket, in 2003, and already offers significantly more SKUs than any other manufacturer. “We receive new requests for Quick-Strut coverage almost every day,” said Bill Dennie, director of ride control channel management, North American Aftermarket, Tenneco. “As the pioneer in this category, we have continued to lead other suppliers in every key area affecting installers and consumers, including the technologies available within each Quick-Strut unit, application coverage and the confidence that comes with a comprehensive quality and performance guarantee.” In addition to expanding Quick-Strut coverage, Tenneco has added a new damping technology that enables installers to meet the unique ride control demands of today’s foreign nameplate vehicles. The Quick-Strut line now includes the Monroe brand’s revolutionary OESpectrum struts, which provide exceptional control without the unwanted noise, vibration and harshness commonly encountered in vehicles with lighter-weight suspensions and low-profile tires. Quick-Strut assemblies engineered for domestic passenger cars are equipped with premium Monroe Sensa-Trac struts, while units for domestic light trucks and SUVs are equipped with Monroe Reflex struts.
“By choosing Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies, shops can be certain that the strut’s construction and valving technology have been carefully tuned to meet the unique needs of each model. Relying on another supplier, who might offer only one technology across all makes and models, could lead to compromises in overall ride characteristics in some cases,” Dennie said. Each Monroe Quick-Strut assembly represents careful attention to detail in the form of a premium strut featuring Tenneco’s exclusive, application-engineered valving technologies; precisely calibrated coil spring; robust bearing plate; and other high quality parts designed specifically for the vehicle. Each component is selected by Tenneco engineers to help restore the vehicle’s original ride and handling characteristics. Every Quick-Strut assembly is backed by the company’s popular limited lifetime warranty and 90-day Safe & Sound guarantee. Visit Monroe.com for guarantee and warranty details. For more information concerning Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies and other premium Monroe ride control solutions, please visit Tenneco’s AAPEX exhibit (No. 1626), contact your automotive parts and/or service provider or visit www.monroe.com.