The strut assembly in your car is what supports the vehicle, absorbs the impacts from bumps and potholes on the road, and allows the vehicle to turn according to the driver’s input. This means that a smooth driving experience would be impossible without a good strut assembly as you’ll end up feeling every dent and bump on the road instead. Hence it is important to always maintain the strut assembly in your car in good condition.
A strut assembly typically consists of two parts, the spring, and the shock absorber. The spring is responsible for supporting the weight of the vehicle and absorbing the bumps. The shock absorber works mainly on reducing the vibrations and stops the vehicle from jumping up and down. Usually, most vehicles have either a strut or a shock absorber so it is important to know which of these is present in your vehicle so that you don’t make any mistakes while replacing the part.