As with any of your suspension system parts, your Hyundai shocks have an important role in the control and comfort of your ride. After the springs are set into motion by uneven terrain, your Hyundai shocks help to slow them down, serving as a partner in the process of controlling the force created by traveling rough roads, preventing it from jolting the driver and passengers and interfering with the handling and steering of the vehicle. There are a variety of types of Hyundai shocks, which are generally chosen according to the type of vehicle and the driving demands it must meet. If a vehicle is often used off-road, for example, a stiffer set of Hyundai shocks are often chosen, increasing the rigidity of the vehicle suspension, producing a ride that has more of a focus on control than comfort. For the typical vehicle, the control-comfort ratio is about even, and with luxury types of vehicles, where smoothness of ride is prized, the ratio tips towards comfort. In addition to being available in different performance levels suited for specific driving activities and conditions, there are also a variety of custom style Hyundai shocks, made for vehicles that have had height modifications, such as those that have added lift kits or are running tight and low to the ground. We carry a variety of Hyundai shocks in our easy to use online catalog, and we have a live help system available through our website if you'd like a bit of assistance in choosing just the right set for your vehicle. When you're ready to order your Hyundai shocks, you can place your order online, via our secure site, or you can place your order directly with one of our skilled customer service representatives by dialing our toll free telephone number.
The Benefits and Advantages of Having Hyundai Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly
A shock absorber or damper is a hydraulic or mechanical automotive component engineered to dampen and absorb shock and impact. It's capable of doing this feat by converting the shock's kinetic energy into another form of energy (like heat) that's easier to dissipate. Meanwhile, the strut assembly is a structural component of your suspension system made to resist longitudinal compression by providing outward-facing support in their lengthwise direction.
Differences in benefits and advantages
Long story short, a shock absorber keeps your car from bouncing while the strut assembly is where the coil spring is placed, keeps the height of the suspension even, and allows motorists the minor ability to adjust alignment of your Hyundai. Struts also give you a lower initial cost for your Hyundai while your shock absorbers are there to ensure better handling overall.
Essentially, the strut is the opposite version of a tie in terms of function. Meanwhile, your shocks ensure you of a smooth ride that really allows your top-performing engine and your horsepower to reach their fullest performance potential. If you wish to have better control of the car, then both shocks and struts should be in good working condition.
Similarities in benefits and advantages
Struts and shocks go about shock absorption and excessive movement mitigation in different ways, but they essentially have the same purpose of making sure every ride is smooth, comfortable, safe, and stable. Struts came about in the Seventies as a short long arm suspension alternative, used on import and small domestic cars. It simplifies front suspension shock absorption on the structural level.
The unpleasant effects of bumpy roads and unavoidable holes are absorbed by the shocks while the struts ensure structural integrity and an even height as you go through what would otherwise be a bumpy ride. In this regard, struts and shocks are interchangeable, because they share the same goals of ensuring ride safety, passenger comfort, and perfect vehicular control.
Struts ensure structural balance and vibration reduction
While shock absorbers are mostly concerned about kinetic energy conversion to a form of energy that's easier to dissipate, struts are more like the pillars of strength and stability for your suspension system. What this means is that they're the protectors of your vehicle's structure as you drive so that the moving parts it has doesn't move too excessively, leading to potential future damage.
When you depress or push down the vehicle, it's the struts that help make it spring back to its original height, with it going back to the center and stopping, ensuring mitigation of oscillation. If oscillation continues, then your struts and/or your shocks have been compromised (they might be worn down or leaking oil).
Shocks dampen impact to ensure safety, comfort, and stability
While struts are responsible for structural integrity of your overall suspension system, the shocks are individual components that provide localized dampening and absorption of impact and kinetic movement by keeping the vertical energy of wheels from shifting to the vehicle's frame (which could cause the wheels to lose contact with the road surface).
The shocks even work hand-in-hand in harmony with the strut assembly to make sure that specific components of your car are spared the destructiveness of excessive instable movement and oscillation. For example, they're responsible for boosting friction between car tires and the road to enable better braking control on the road or traction when you're driving and hanging on an incline.