Tenneco’s ‘Shockmobile’ begins tour

April 13, 2015

Tenneco Inc.’s “Shockmobile” tour will include several stops at Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums in 2015, including games in Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City and Atlanta.

The Shockmobile is a 25-foot-long OESpectrum shock designed to deliver an automotive safety message as part of the “Everything Gets Old. Even Your Shocks” campaign.

“The Monroe Shockmobile and the ‘Everything Gets Old’ campaign have received a wonderful response from fans at ballparks as well as the thousands of consumers who see the message as it travels to and from these venues,” says Denise Hanefeld, marketing manager for the Monroe brand. 

“The Shockmobile gives us a direct connection with vehicle owners who may have never considered the state of wear of their shocks or struts, vital components in helping to provide safe vehicle steering, stopping and stability in certain driving conditions.”

The company says the Shockmobile plays a pivotal role in the Monroe brand’s “Everything Gets Old” campaign, which is designed to remind consumers that their vehicles’ shock absorbers and struts eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

Because these ride control components are “hidden” beneath the vehicle, the Shockmobile was designed to be a very eye-catching, 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high, translucent Monroe OESpectrum shock absorber that helps remind consumers about the importance of inspecting shocks and struts at 50,000 miles/80,000 kilometers.

The “Everything Gets Old” program also includes behind-the-plate and baseline banners in several MLB stadiums, reaching millions of additional fans viewing broadcasts throughout the season.

The company says that while ride control products aren’t as visible as many everyday consumer items, they play a crucial role in protecting drivers and passengers by helping to provide safe steering, stopping and stability. 

The custom-built, LED-illuminated shock is towed by a specifically equipped sport-utility vehicle that features matching yellow-and-black graphics communicating the inspection message.

The Shockmobile will begin its next tour in June when it travels to Roanoke, Va., and continues to visit locations in the southeast, including Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando and dozens more.

To track the Shockmobile as it travels, consumers can visit the Monroe brand’s Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram feed.

To learn more about Monroe products, visit www.Monroe.com.