Durability testing is an essential step in determining the expected life of a vehicle. It increases repeatability and reduces risk exposure by detecting defects at an earlier stage in the vehicle development process. Whether you test at the full-vehicle, subsystem, or component level, Element has the expertise and the equipment to provide testing solutions that enhance the sturdiness of your product. 

Our network of industry-leading experts performs a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical testing for a wide range of vehicle classes. We serve customers in the automotive, off-road, medium and heavy truck, transport trailers, and military industries.

Our transportation laboratories are outfitted with advanced testing equipment and road simulators that enable replicating the most representative driving profiles, road surfaces and weather conditions associated with real-life challenges that a vehicle could face in its service environment.  

We work hand-in-hand with major vehicle manufacturers and suppliers offering flexible and customized solutions to create accelerated laboratory-based testing methods that support shorter product life-cycles to bring products to market quickly and efficiently.


To learn more about our comprehensive range of vehicle durability tests, or to speak to one of our experts, contact us today.

Equipment we test

From components all the way through to the full vehicle, our capabilities allow us to test just about any product. Some of the equipment we test include:

Our durability test methods

Our full spectrum of vehicle durability testing services encompasses a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical tests that help characterize the durability of your full-vehicle, subsystem or component. 

We perform:

Standards we test to

We perform durability tests for suppliers and OEMs within the transportation industry according to technical specifications, industry standards, national and international standards. These include:

  • MIL-STD-810
  • IEC 60068-2-1, -2, -6, -14, -27, -29, -30, -32, -38, -52, -64, -74, -78 and others
  • JDQ 53.3
  • ASTM D4169
  • GMW 3172
  • RTCA DO-160G
  • ANSI C136.31
  • ASTM D4728
  • GMW 8287
  • USCAR 21
  • ASTM D999
  • JIS D1601

Our team of over 6,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.

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