Since 1950, Pedders has been Australia’s trusted undercar parts specialist. With over 130 outlets Australia-wide, Pedders is still the only brake, steering and suspension company worldwide, to design, manufacture, wholesale, and retail its brand of products, throughout it’s own network of stores.
Pedders area of expertise focuses on five key areas of critical automotive importance:
- Shock Absorbers
- Wheel Alignment
Vehicle and accessory manufacturers generally design their products to suit the broadest possible market, not, for every eventuality or driving scenario.One size does not fit all!
The Pedders approach targets every requirement, past and present, from standard replacement parts, to highly specialised components and solutions. That’s Pedders enduring reputation..specialist advice, customised solutions and No Bull!
Vehicle weight from accessories, towing and loads is a significant factor in the safety and performance of your vehicle and hence Pedders have developed a world-first service, the Pedders Tow and Load Assessment, to assist you in understanding your vehicle weight now and in the future. Customers can now book their vehicles in for this service for only $75.00 at participating Pedders outlets.
At Pedders we are passionate about vehicle safety and performance, it is part of our famous “No Bull” ethos, and vehicle weight and overloading of vehicles is increasingly becoming a serious problem which has real consequences.THE EFFECTS OF WEIGHT ON A VEHICLE
Weight has a significant impact on the vehicles we drive. That’s why at Pedders we focus on weight and load carrying with an emphasis on these key areas:
- Chassis Dynamics
- Suspension Travel
- Braking Efficiency and Distance
- Tyre Contact and Steering Effectiveness
- Wheel Alignment
- Legal Compliance
We are expecting more and more of the vehicles that we own and drive. For example the work ute loaded with tools and equipment during the day will also be mum or dad’s taxi on the weekend and will also tow the caravan, boat or trailer to the favourite holiday destination.
At Pedders we call those your driving “scenarios”.
One of the key features of Pedders Tow and Load Assessment and the unique Weight Matrix Program is that we can provide your vehicle weight relevant to the likely driving scenarios that you will face.WHATS INCLUDED IN THE ASSESSMENT?
There are two main parts to a Pedders Tow and Load Assessment:
- Brake Steering & Suspension Check
- Weight Matrix™
A Pedders Brake, Steering and Suspension Check (valued normally at $28) will be undertaken as a critical part of the Pedders Tow and Load Assessment. This component of the assessment includes an undercar inspection, shock absorber test, brake pad and rotor inspection plus a no obligation analysis and written report.
WEIGHT MATRIX SOFTWARE™
An exciting component of the Pedders Tow and Load Assessment is the use of Pedders Weight Matrix, a world-first software program designed to assist you in understanding your individual weight situation.
The Weight Matrix uses a combination of real world, researched and approximated data to provide an accurate estimate snapshot of your vehicle weight specific to your vehicle and your individual towing and/or load carrying scenarios.
The Weight Matrix Program will provide four key pieces of data relevant to the vehicle and for each individual scenario.
- Weight & Overall Load
- Weight Balance Shift
- Estimated Additional Braking Distance
Following completion of the Pedders Brake, Steering and Suspension Check including weighing the vehicle front and rear plus the loading of your individual scenarios into the Weight Matrix Software Program, your Pedders Expert will discuss the assessment and provide advice and recommend solutions. The priority items are any issues found within the Pedders Brake, Steering and Suspension check as these issues are magnified with the addition of weight. To assist with understanding the Pedders Tow and Load Assessment and in particular the Weight Matrix results a multi-page report can be printed or emailed and may be used by the Pedders expert at point of sale to discuss the findings and recommendations.Click here for further information.