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How to Troubleshoot a Car Pulling to One Side

If your car is pulling or leaning to one side, it's not only frustrating - it can also be a possible safety hazard while driving on the road.

How to Buy Sport Shocks

Shock absorbers help lessen the bumps you encounter while driving down the road.

How to Check a Front End Assembly

If you have worn out components on your front end assembly, it can cause a number of issues with your car.

How to Inspect Shock Absorbers

Proper shocks in your car can be the difference between a confident, enjoyable driving experience and a hard-to-handle, stressful one.

How Long Do Spring Insulators Last?

Most cars use a shock/strut suspension system with coiled springs to provide comfort and improve handling on the road.

How Long Does a Shock Absorber Last?

Your car has a suspension system that provides dampening of shocks and jarring while driving on the road.

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Hood Lift Support Shocks

Hood lift supports are an under the hood component found on many road going cars and trucks.

How to Buy Good Quality Struts

Vehicle struts serve a number of different purposes, including adding control to extreme handling conditions such as sudden turning and braking.

How to Buy a Good Quality Shock Absorber

Shock absorbers do exactly what the name says they do – they absorb the shock, or dampen the ride of your vehicle.

3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Shock Absorbers

A shock absorber is a device inside your vehicle that is connected to the suspension.

What Causes Leakage in the Shock Absorbers?

Every car, truck, and utility vehicle sold today has at least one shock absorber (informally known as a shock) for each of its wheels.

What Advantages Do Aftermarket Suspension Components Offer?

Most modern cars’ and trucks’ suspensions are carefully designed to ensure adequate performance under a variety of conditions.

On the Rebound: Scientists invent regenerative shocks

Scientists at Tufts University have patented a shock absorber that converts compressive energy into electricity, which can then be stored in a hybrid vehicle's batteries. Called the Power-Generating Shock Absorber (PGSA), actually an electromagnetic linear generator, it uses "magnet arrays, high magnetic permeability spaces, coil winding arrays," and a linear electric motor to capture the energy of its motion and use it to charge the batteries.

VIDEO: The risk of high voltage hybrid batteries, BMW mechanic gets a shock

One of the primary safety concerns with hybrid and electric cars (aside from thermal runaway of the batteries of course) is the potential for shocks with a high voltage battery on board. Formula One teams are currently developing kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) which provide hybrid drive capability for introduction in the 2009 season. Most are thought to be working with a flywheel based system but BMW-Sauber at least is rumored to be developing an electric hybrid. Several teams have had i