What is the purpose of rear air shocks?


Quick Answer

Manufacturers use air shocks to keep the vehicle at the appropriate height when the vehicle becomes overloaded. Heavy luggage and several passengers riding in a vehicle places more stress on the rear of the vehicle, and air shocks help keep the car level.

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Manufacturers often add air shocks to the rear of trucks to handle abnormal loads. Drivers can add compressed air via the Schrader valve to the air shocks when towing or hauling heavy equipment.

Shocks makes the passengers more comfortable when riding in the vehicle and also make it safer, but they are not an essential part of a vehicle. Shocks, which stand for the term shock-absorber, prevent bouncing and vibrating. They also help ensure that the wheels of the vehicle all touch the ground evenly.

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