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How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Shock absorbers, despite being a very small component of your vehicle, are vital for keeping your car running at peak performance. Once in a while, these shock absorbers need replaced. What is a shock absorber? A shock absorber is a small part of your car that absorbs shock from the suspension, ensuring that this shock doesn't reach anyone inside the car. This function is crucial for riding smoothly over bumps and ridges along the road. And when you hit the brakes, it is the shock absorbers that absorb most of the impact. They work by reducing the kinetic energy from a shock into heat, and only let a tiny amount of hydraulic fluid flow through to the piston, thereby reducing the shock and movement on the suspension itself. There are three common types of shock absorbers. A conventional twin tube shock absorber is the most common, and simply has a pressure tube and a reserve tube that lets the hydraulic fluid move inside, allowing the mechanical energy of bumps along the road to ... read more

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