The Monroe GUS guide

The market for shocks and struts is growing, with great potential for increased profits on every sale. But too often, customers are not even aware why they need shocks or struts or which ones are suitable for their needs. It’s up to you to assist them in making informed decisions.

The Monroe GUS guide

The Guide to Understanding Suspension and Ride Control is used first as a training tool to help further your knowledge of Monroe shock absorbers and second as a reference manual when you or your customers have questions relating to shocks and struts. By using the information in the GUS guide in conjunction with the current Monroe catalogue, you can effectively contribute to your store’s growth and success, as well as your own.

Click here to view the GUS guide PDF online

Pass the Monroe GUS test and we'll send you your own personalised certificate!

The GUS test is designed to help people within the automotive industry enhance their learning on technical and product knowledge within this field. We recommend that you review the GUS guide from cover to cover before embarking on the test. Information is presented on a set of topics with review questions within each topic.

To take the GUS test, simply click the link below. Once started, you’ll have 60 minutes to complete the test. You may skip questions and return to them later. You may also review and change your answers within the 60 minute limit. Each question has a link to the relevant information in the GUS guide.

Once you’ve completed and passed the test, you’ll be redirected to our certificate registration form where you can submit your details. We’ll print and mail a hard copy of your Certificate of Completion to the address you provided, ready for framing and taking pride of place!

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The Guide to Understanding Suspension Quiz

Welcome to the Guide to Understanding Suspension Quiz

The Guide to Understanding Suspension and Ride Control is used first as a training tool to help further your knowledge of Monroe shock absorbers and second as a reference manual when you or your customers have questions relating to shocks and struts.

We recommend that you first review the guide from cover to cover before embarking on the quiz.

You can also download a PDF of the guide here.

Click the START button below to begin the quiz. You may skip questions and come back to them if you wish. Each question has a link to the relevant information in the guide.

At the end of the test, click the FINISH button and you will be presented with your score. If you have passed, there will be a link to a form requesting your details. Please fill out and submit this form so we are able to send you your certificate.

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Conventional shocks support vehicle weight.

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Gas charged shocks are charged with:

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Gas charged shocks:

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When you replace a front strut you should: (Note: 2 answers required)

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Aeration:

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Some GT Sport products come with specially designed compression bumper rubbers.

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Which suspension system component damps the oscillations of coil springs or torsion bars?

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Which of the following is true of the conventional shock absorber?

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Loose or worn suspension parts cause tyre wear problems.

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To meet your customer's needs, you must evaluate their vehicle's:

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A shock absorber specialist is concerned about:

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Worn shocks may affect:

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Monroe GT Sport has been specifically designed to:

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To maximise shock absorber performance, it is recommended that shocks or struts be replaced for all four wheels.

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In a twin-tube shock absorber, the valving at the base of the pressure tube controls:

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Which of the following can indicate that a shock absorber is faulty?

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Which Monroe product is specifically designed for lowered applications?

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Gripping the piston rod with vice grips during shock installation will damage the shock's oil seal and void the warranty.

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Shock absorber life depends on many factors. However, Monroe recommends that shocks are inspected regularly, or at least every:

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Good shock absorbers may need replacing if their damping control system doesn't meet the needs of the current driver.

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An installer should always check that new shocks have a certain amount of travel left in reserve with the vehicle's suspension at both full compression and rebound on vehicles:

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Shiny suspension bump stops could indicate:

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When bounce testing a car to check for worn shock absorbers, the car should stop bouncing after:

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Monroe Australia warrants all GT-Gas Reflex and Gas-Magnum TDT products marketed under the Monroe brand name for:

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What bore size is Gas-Magnum TDT?

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Worn shock absorbers can reduce a car's cornering ability by increasing body roll.

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Which of the following is not a Monroe gas-charged product?

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Why should an installer screw the supplied locking ring of a new strut cartridge all the way into the strut housing before fitting the cartridge?

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During the rebound stroke, oil flows back into the pressure tube through the compression valve from the reservoir tube.

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Vehicle manufacturers are swinging away from "repairable" struts in favour of "sealed" struts.

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Spring seat shocks are simlar to:

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Spring seat shocks can be replaced by fitting cartridges.

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In the name Gas-Magnum TDT, what does "TDT" signify?

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