Shock Absorbers or Dampers refer to a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.
- A shock absorber is a tubular hydraulic device placed near each wheel to control or dampen spring oscillations.
- One end of the shock absorber attaches to the vehicle body or frame,
- The other end attaches to a moving suspension part such as the axle housing or a control arm. The movement of the spring then causes the shock absorber to lengthen and shorten.
- The purpose of the hydraulic shock absorber is to dampen spring oscillations. It does not support the weight of the vehicle. nor does it affect the vehicle height, Some shock absorbers can perform these functions