Buick Regal Rear Complete Strut Assembly
About Rear Complete Strut Assembly
The rear complete strut assembly is basically a combination or two crucial parts; a spring and a shock absorber. At times the term ‘strut’ refers to the shock absorber portion only, however other times it may also be used to denote the entire assembly inclusive of the spring. The spring, which is primarily a coil spring, has the job of supporting the weight of the vehicle and it absorbs large bumps on the road. The shock absorber can be found fitted either above, below or right at the center of the coil spring also participates in supporting either all or some weight of the vehicle, however its main function is the same as the shock absorber i.e. to dampen vibrations. Even though the name ‘shock absorber’ depicts that it absorbs shock directly, it is the spring that does it, and the shock absorber is responsible for stopping the vehicle from bouncing up and down after a bump. Since a great deal of weight I borne by the strut it is very important that is stronger than a normal shock absorber.
What is the purpose of Rear Complete Strut Assembly?
How the struts work is quite simple if we understand their purpose, they predominantly in charge of controlling the up and down movement of the car when it inevitably drives over bumps and potholes on the road. In case you are driving fast and don't have a strut in your vehicle, you may lose control over your vehicle as it moves up and down. It is hence important to check struts regularly. They enable in comfortable riding experience. They dampen the shock like shock absorbers and also provide structural support to the vehicle by bearing the weight and maintaining proper alignment.
How Rear Complete Strut Assembly Works?
The struts perform two main functions; firstly, they dampen the shock like shock absorbers do as internally the strut is similar to a shock absorber. A piston is attached to the end of the piston rod, which works against hydraulic fluid in order to control the movement of the spring and the suspension. Similar to shock absorbers, the valving generates resistance to the pumping forces which are created by the up and down motions of the suspension. The shock absorbers are also velocity sensitive, in other words it is valved in such a manner that the amount of resistance can either increase or decrease depending on how fast the suspension moves. Secondly, the struts provide structural support for the vehicle’s suspension. This results in strust affecting the riding comfort and handling of the vehicle on road during bumpy rides or even off road. They also impact the braking, steering, wheel alignment, vehicle control and wear on other suspension components including tires.