Individuals can purchase a replacement hatch strut online at Amazon.com, LiftSupportsDepot.com, eBay.com and BusDepot.com. Replacement hatch struts for different makes and models are available. Amazon.com only sells hatch struts in pairs, but individuals can find a single strut on BusDepot.com or eBay.com.
Most hatchback cars often have a set of hatch struts. These hatch struts come with a thin steel tube and a tube that contains hydraulic fluid. The steel tube lifts the tailgate and the hydraulic fluid keeps the tailgate open. While car owners can buy and replace individual hatch strut, auto mechanics recommend replacing hatch struts in pairs to lengthen the lifespan of these parts.