A gas spring is a special type of spring that’s a lot like a regular metal spring but uses compressed gas in a cylinder, in addition to a piston to push an object with force. Some of the most common applications include its use in cars, where they are designed to support the weight of doors as they are open. The same goes for office chairs. Some vehicles use larger springs which can exert a force of several thousand kilograms. That said for gas springs to operate properly in a vehicle they need to be installed correctly. Also, the right type of spring needs to be used.
One of the tell-tale signs of a failing gas spring in your car is that it will be unable to support weight. If you have a hatchback, for instance, it will not open the rear door fully, or it may not hold it up for long. At times, the springs will fail completely. If you experience any of these problems, it’s an indicator that the springs need to be replaced.
We sell various types of gas springs which can be used in just about any vehicle. All you need to do to find the right type of gas spring for your car is to match the size and type to the one you already have. If you need help finding the right type of gas spring for your car feel free to call or email us for more information.