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What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

Do you hear the terms strut and shock but have no idea whether it is the same thing? The two are often used interchangeably but mean slightly different things. What are shocks? A crucial part of the suspension system is the shocks, commonly known as the shock absorbers. They ensure that the tires of your car are always in contact with the ground by controlling the contact and rebounding movement of the springs and suspension. Without shocks, a car or truck's wheels would actually bounce off the road and rattle uncontrollably over bumps. The piston, coils, and hydraulic fluid are the shock absorber's main parts. A piston presses hydraulic fluid inside the device's upper chamber when the car wheel strikes a potholes or crevice, starting a compression cycle in the shock. The fluid causes the coil to move more slowly when it reclines back into its place and prevents a bumpy feel. What are struts? Almost every front-wheel-drive car has struts, which are a structural part of ... read more

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