KYB Americas Corp. has launched a campaign to help service providers communicate the importance of ride control maintenance to help keep a vehicle’s computerized safety systems working within designed capabilities.
The company says it uses the term “crash avoidance systems” to describe the relationship between any vehicle’s ride control components and its computerized safety systems that depend on ride control to function. The company says these systems include antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, lane departure, and front or rear collision.
KYB’s Crash Avoidance Systems Awareness and Training Campaign has two components. KYB’s distribution customers:
* can arrange a 30-minute in-shop live training clinic; or
* attend an interactive online self-paced study clinic that includes downloadable handouts. The training is accessed through the company’s website.
“Statistics show that vehicles four to eight years old are the most likely to be involved in an accident and vehicle accident fatalities are on the rise. We believe one of the causes for this is under-maintained ride control,” says “Mac” McGovern, director of marketing and training.
For more information, visit the online KYB Training Center at www.kyb.com/training.
Based in Greenwood, Ind., KYB is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket.