Things You May Not Have Known About Rear Hatch Struts
If you open the boot latch of your vehicle you will notice that it takes almost no effort to lift it to the fully open position. The secret to this convenience lies with the proper operation of the rear hatch struts. These devices will not make it into the hottest topic discussions at vehicle workshops but are essential for convenience, safety, and rattle-free trips.
What Are Rear Hatch Struts?
In short, the devices perform the lift function, so you don’t have to put in all the effort. Also, these devices keep the hatch in the open position without the need for a lever. Also called boot shocks or boot springs, the struts, furthermore, act to keep the latch, bonnet, or rear hatch in the close position.
How Do They Work?
The components are found underneath a vehicle hood, canopy door or the rear hatch of your car. The enclosed struts are filled with an inert gas that provides the pressure needed to lift a heavy door or hatch. Once in the fully open position, they basically perform the function of locking the hatch, bonnet, or door in place. To close, you put slight pressure on the door, and it should slide into the close position in a controlled manner.
How Do You Know It Is Time to Replace the Rear Hatch Struts?
If you pick up on a rattling sound when driving over slight bumps or a dirt road, or find that the door or boot doesn’t want to open, it is time to have a look at the struts. Also, if the one side of the boot latch seems to hang or it doesn’t want to stay in the open position, it is also a sign of worn struts. If the latch slams into the close position or starts to slide into the close position without you putting slight pressure on it, you may need to have them replaced.
Where to Go for Replacement in Gauteng?
Here is the good news. We come to your premises. This means you don’t have to risk driving with an unsafe vehicle to a workshop. Our mobile service is available throughout Gauteng. It is quick, convenient, and affordable. We bring the equipment to you as the machine is on the mobile service vehicle. We have fitted gas springs on 98% of the types of vehicle makes and models in South Africa. You can thus rest assured that we can also do custom fitting. With a full two year guarantee on the gas springs, you have the assurance that the devices will work perfectly.
Give us a call at 078 347 8300 for a quote and to arrange for the affordable and quality replacement of your vehicle’s rear hatch struts at your home or business premises in Gauteng.