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  • Arnott now offers replacement magnetic ride shocks!

    In addition to their broad coverage of air suspension products, Arnott’s now also offers magnetic ride shocks for vehicles equipped with the GM magnetorheological damper system (Z95 RPO).

    This magnetically controlled shock from Arnott provides the same highly adaptive ride as the OE. The monotube damper is filled with magnetorheological fluid which is a synthetic hydrocarbon oil that contains iron particles that are easily magnetized. The damper includes two electromagnetic coils which, when turned on, instantly change the bonds between the magnetized iron particles to alter the viscosity and stiffness of the suspension. Arnott’s new magnetic ride shocks connect to the vehicle’s ECU with no modifications, are a direct replacement for the GM MagneRide shocks and consist of OES design & components.

    For more information and to see the current range, please go to https://www.arnotteurope.com/magnetic-ride-shocks.html


  • Arnott now offers replacement magnetic ride shocks!

    In addition to their broad coverage of air suspension products, Arnott’s now also offers magnetic ride shocks for vehicles equipped with the GM magnetorheological damper system (Z95 RPO).

    This magnetically controlled shock from Arnott provides the same highly adaptive ride as the OE. The monotube damper is filled with magnetorheological fluid which is a synthetic hydrocarbon oil that contains iron particles that are easily magnetized. The damper includes two electromagnetic coils which, when turned on, instantly change the bonds between the magnetized iron particles to alter the viscosity and stiffness of the suspension. Arnott’s new magnetic ride shocks connect to the vehicle’s ECU with no modifications, are a direct replacement for the GM MagneRide shocks and consist of OES design & components.

    For more information and to see the current range, please go to https://www.arnotteurope.com/magnetic-ride-shocks.html


  • Arnott continues to improve not only its products, but also its Order Management System!

    After a yearlong process of implementing, testing and improving, Arnott is pleased to announce that we have all standard TecCom modules available and functioning.

    Arnott is celebrating over 30 years as the trusted leader in aftermarket air suspension parts and accessories. It has earned the trust of distributors, installers and end users by always focusing on ensuring customer satisfaction by manufacturing high quality aftermarket products that offer OE form, fit and function at an affordable price. With Arnott’s focus on continuous improvement, it was only natural to take the next step by integrating TecCom, a TecAlliance solution, into Arnott’s ERP system.

    Arnott currently has the following available for its valued partners:

    • Availability request
    • Accept stock and express orders
    • Order confirmation
    • Dispatch advice notes
    • Standard invoicing

    E-invoicing, which produces legislated invoices incl. a retention period, is still in development.

    With this implementation, Arnott aims to increase customer satisfaction through a structured cooperation by providing fast reaction times, transparency and smooth processes.


  • VIDEO: The Art of Remanufactured Struts

    Remanufactured original equipment air suspension struts offer customers an affordable solution for replacing a failing air strut while still maintaining the vehicle’s active or semi-active damping functionality.

    1 min video on remanufacturing air suspension strut

    Arnott has been remanufacturing air suspension struts for luxury cars, pick-up truck and SUVs since 1989. Arnott started remanufacturing used air suspension parts to keep them from filling up our landfills while providing the highest-quality refurbished products. In that time, Arnott has processed millions of original equipment cores identifying the most common failure points. Arnott engineers then strive to improve upon the original design to provide customers with a high-quality strut that works seamlessly with the vehicle’s auto leveling and active damping functionality and is less expensive.

    Arnott remanufactured struts are inspected, steam cleaned, and then spin blasted to bare metal before the shock portion is recharged with new high performance shock oil. Worn shock components such as the piston and rod guides, as well as the seal pack, are replaced before being repainted with corrosion inhibiting paint and re-built with a new bump stop, premium brand air bladder, and other tier one components. Watch this video to learn more about the art behind properly remanufacturing air suspension struts. Don’t settle for less.

    Arnott – Engineered to Ride, Built to Last


  • Free Webinar – On-Demand version is now available!

    The FREE Webinar entitled ‘How Are You Inspecting Shocks & Struts?’ aired last Thursday, September 21. For those of you who couldn’t attend the live webinar or would like to see it again, a link to the on-demand version is available.

    Click here and register yourself!

    After registration, you’ll have access to the webinar and you will be able to download the presentation slides. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.


  • Sign Up for Free Webinar: ‘How Are You Inspecting Shocks & Struts?’

     

    Arnott invites you to a FREE Webinar entitled ‘How Are You Inspecting Shocks & Struts?’ scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 9 PM CET. The 30-minute Webinar is presented by Babcox Media’s ‘ImportCar’ and ‘Brake & Front End’ magazines and sponsored by Arnott Air Suspension Products. If you cannot attend the live webinar, a link to the on-demand version will be posted after the event on this blog.

     

    Free Webinar Overview

     

    Finding a failed shock or strut is easy, but inspecting a shock or strut for wear is difficult. Communicating the condition of them to the customer can be impossible, unless you have the right tools and knowledge.

     

    It doesn’t matter if a shock or strut is attached to a coil or air spring, it will eventually wear out internally. When a shock or strut is worn out, it will lose its ability to control the movement of the suspension and body. The customer might not realize there is a problem until they have to perform a panic stop or sudden lane change. But how does a technician inspect a shock or strut if they can’t see inside?

     

    In this 30-minute training webinar, featured presenter Andrew Markel, editor of Babcox Media’s TechGroup publications and an ASE certified technician, will discuss how dampeners wear and how a workshop can implement an inspection protocol to spot more worn dampeners, springs, and chassis components. The webinar will also discuss how to diagnose active, hydraulic, and air suspension systems.

     

    This advanced diagnostic and repair training will also cover the following topics to help you become more confident and profitable in selling repair solutions:

     

      • What wears inside a shock or strut?
      • Is mileage a good guideline for replacement?
      • What happens to the ABS and stability control systems when a shock or strut is worn?
      • What is the life expectancy of a progressive spring or air spring?
      • How does the gas escape from a shock or strut? What happens when the unit is no longer under pressure?
      • What is the best way to road test a vehicle?

     

    Who Should Attend

     

    You should attend this webinar if you are a technician, service advisor, or parts professional who wants to be more proficient at air suspension diagnostics and repairs.

     

    Thanks!

     

    To Register for the Free Webinar Click Here.

    The on-demand version will be available here after the webinar.


  • The Air Suspension range from Arnott Europe has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner!

    The award, given out by Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine is selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PMM’s 65,000+ readership. This makes the award a great reflection on Arnott Europe that we have made a real difference to the independent garage technician’s ability to maintain the high standards expected of modern day servicing and repairs with our high quality aftermarket air suspension replacement parts.  

    PMM top product award 2

    PMM Editor, Alex Juggins said: “Although most product lines are available as aftermarket offerings these days, there are still some components that the independent workshop can only purchase through the main dealer – often at great expense to them and their customers. The introduction of a range of quality air suspension replacement components from Arnott Europe in recent times has meant that workshops now have access to these products from their motor factor supplier. As such, the range is a worthy winner of one of our 2016 Top Product awards.”

     


  • Arnott Europe Started Air Spring Assembly Lines!

    A lot has changed since the start of Arnott Europe in 2014. Besides our constantly expanding customer base, our periodically new product releases and our achieved TÜV certification, we also started our own Air Spring assembly lines in the Netherlands!

     

    Air Suspension Compressors were already being assembled as a true ‘plug and play’ solution in Europe but in September 2016, we have also started the assembly of Air Springs. Currently we are already assembling over 30 unique SKU’s in the Netherlands.

     

    The corporation between the European & American offices made it happen. Our technical team visited Arnott’s US plant for extensive training. Together with the help and supervision from our American colleagues, we began producing the BMW GT 5-series Air Spring. This A-2780, is the 1st Air Spring where we can proudly mention: Made in the EU.

     

    The start of Arnott Europe in 2014 already enabled faster shipping in the EU, but this step will provide you with an even faster delivery!

     

    Blog assembly air springs


  • Arnott Awarded TÜV Certification for Air Suspension Products for Automobiles and Motorcycles

    Arnott, a leader in air suspension replacement products, has been awarded TÜV Rheinland Product Safety and Quality Certification for its air suspension products designed for automobiles and motorcycles. With Arnott’s addition of a European HQ in 2014, the company wanted to assure customers and partners in Europe that its products offered the highest safety and quality standards.

     

    In the past two years, we have listened closely to what this market and its customers were asking. One of the things that was mentioned was the need for some kind of quality check or certification. We decided to strive for the highest goal; TÜV certification.

     

    TÜV Rheinland Product Safety and Quality Certification marks show that a manufacturer’s products have met safety requirements and quality standards. TÜV Product Safety and Quality Certification marks assured customers that they are buying a safe product that has been investigated for particular safety requirements by an accredited third party and are supported by regular surveillance audits.

     

    Over the past months, Arnott’s factory has undergone an extensive TÜV audit to confirm that the company fulfills the requirements of international road traffic regulations related to its Quality Management System and Production Process.

     

    We are proud to announce that we have been certified for the manufacturing of air suspension products for passenger cars, the manufacturing of coilover conversion kits for passenger cars and the manufacture of air suspension kits for motorcycles. We see this achievement as an exciting first step and we are looking forward to further extend our certification.

     

    To read more about Arnott’s TÜV certification, click here or scan the QR code.
    TUV Certification