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What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

The next time you enjoy a smooth ride in your car, think of the excellent work the shocks and struts are doing. While you may not pay much attention to these two components in your vehicle, they make driving easy on rough surfaces, bumps, and potholes. Even when the roads appear smooth, which none actually is, the shocks and struts make it feel even. What are Shocks and Struts? They have similarities that help your vehicle's suspension system, handling, and ride but work differently. Their role is integral to your safety and comfort while driving. The key difference is in the design. But here is a breakdown of the differences between the two. Shocks They are also called shock absorbers and are hydraulic components of the suspension system. Shocks minimize the impact and rebound of your vehicle's spring movements by absorbing the jolts on damaged or uneven roads. There are three types, namely, Dual shock Mono-tube shock absorber Coil-over shocks Shocks ensure that tires r ... read more

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