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What is a shock absorber?

By 2021-04-16July 25th, 2021Glossary

Shock absorber – friction device of the suspension of land vehicles, which converts mechanical energy into thermal energy. It serves to attenuate shocks and vibrations, as well as damping body oscillations. According to the active substance shock absorbers are divided into oil (hydraulic), gas and combined; by the action – into single-sided and double-sided.

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David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

Hey, I’m David. I’ve worked in a cars store for 6 years. I write reviews and guides, helping people to choose the most suitable technicals and best product for them. I’m happy to finally share my knowledge of the industry here, on CarnesMechanical.

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