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Automotive Mechanical Shock Testing

ISO 17025 accredited test lab

ISO 17025 accredited test lab

About Mechanical Shock Testing

Automotive mechanical shock testing evaluates the resistance of automotive components to sudden, abrupt motion changes associated with real-world driving conditions. Although similar to automotive vibration testing, mechanical shock is distinguished from vibration testing where the stress is applied for a longer period of time, ranging from a few minutes to many weeks. Mechanical shock tests have typical durations of less than one second per shock, although multiple shocks over longer time periods are commonly performed.

Automotive products are required to meet rigorous standards for resistance to shock and vibration. Testing the ability of a component to withstand mechanical shocks is important to confirm durability and performance, meet OEM requirements, and to support ongoing product improvement.

Our Services

TÜV SÜD’s extensive mechanical shock testing expertise covers a wide range of automotive components including:

  • airbag systems
  • engines
  • transmission
  • steering wheels
  • horns
  • seats
  • door parts
  • bonnet materials
  • cabin compartments
  • plated connectors and contacts
  • audio components



Whether your needs are Performance Verification, Analysis, Development, Design Validation (DV) or Product Validation (PV) TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive choice of automotive mechanical shock testing services.

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