In a vehicle, shock absorbers reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. when choosing a shock absorber, you will have to think about where that energy will go. In most shock absorbers, energy is converted to heat inside the viscous fluid. In hydraulic cylinders, the hydraulic fluid heats up, while in air cylinders, the hot air is usually exhausted to the atmosphere. Shock absorbers help cushion vehicles on uneven roads. With our vast experience we can guide you through the correct decisions that will help the longevity of your asset.
To test a vehicle’s shock absorbers, use the Bounce Test: Apply a downwards force to one corner of the vehicle and “bounce” the vehicle three times. Release the vehicle at the bottom of a “bounce” and allow the vehicle to recover to its original position. This should happen instantly. If the vehicle continues to “bounce” then the shock absorber on that corner needs to be replaced. It is vitally important that both the left and right shock absorbers are replaced at the same time.
Here is a crazy guy tell you a bit about the Shocks: