The Sachs brand has been around for over 120 years and is a top OEM supplier to European carmakers. Their name can be found in the suspension system , drivetrain and the body panel supports throughout your car. Long known as Fichtel & Sachs, for the original founders Karl Fichtel and Ernst Sachs, the company is now part of the ZF Group. The quality of every Sachs product is guaranteed so you know that your replacement parts will fit and will give you many more years of driving.
Sachs has long been a leader in OEM and aftermarket shock absorbers, struts, clutches, and lift supports. The shock absorbers and/or strut assemblies that came on your European car were very likely supplied by Sachs. If your car has a manual transmission, the clutch assembly was probably manufactured by Sachs. And nearly every European car has a hood, trunk, or hatch lift support with the Stabilus brand on it which is a Sachs product.
Sachs developed many of the innovations to vehicle suspensions and the modern uses in shock absorbers and struts. A Sachs shock absorber for your car will have the same OE specifications for internal valving for correct damping and rebound as what your car’s manufacturer built into your specific model. The shocks also have the same mounting design for a direct fit replacement of your original shocks so they come out of the box and fit perfectly. Modern cars have more intricate suspension systems so the old bounce test for a worn shock may not be very accurate. But replacement of the shocks at some point is critical in maintaining complete control of your car. A worn shock absorber can affect not just the ride comfort but also the safe control of your car because the tires are not maintaining proper contact. It can also prematurely wear out those expensive tires. Check the AutohausAZ catalog for the correct Sachs shock absorber for your specific model.
If you drive a manual transmission car then your transmission is connected to your engine via a clutch assembly. The clutch allows for momentarily disconnecting the engine power from the transmission input so that you can change gears or when sitting idling at the stoplight. A Sachs clutch kit will include all of the parts normally replaced for clutch repair, such as the pressure plate, friction disc, and the release or throwout bearing. Some kits may also include a pilot bearing. It is also highly recommended that your flywheel be resurfaced or replaced as this greatly improves performance and warranty coverage. The Sachs clutch kits are all designed for the specific OEM requirements for your engine and transmission. Buy a Sachs clutch kit for your next service and get years more life out of your car.
If your rear hatch no longer stays up on its own or takes more effort to get it to open, most likely you need to replace the hatch lift supports. These little shock absorbers are pressurized cylinders that over time can lose some of that pressure. Stabilus has been making hydro-pneumatic supports for over 80 years and is the OEM supplier for most European cars. The Stabilus hatch lift support on your car was designed for that exact application with just the right amount of pressure to hold your hatch open and yet still be easy to close. If your hatch is drooping, it’s time for new Stabilus hatch lift supports.