Gas struts for vehicles are used in a number of different ways. Whether it’s the gas struts in your boot, bonnet, hood or door, it’s important that you replace them when they start to go faulty. Although it might seem relatively straightforward, there are a number of steps that you’ll need to follow if you want to find the correct replacement gas strut for your vehicle.
So, whether you’re an automotive enthusiast, a mechanic who needs a refresher, or you’re simply a regular person looking to replace their gas struts, you should try to follow the steps in the above picture guide.
Open your boot and locate the numbers on your existing gas strut. They’ll be on the fatter part of the strut. Write down any part numbers on the strut. You can ignore the force rating (ending in N) and the batch number for now.
Use the search bar on the top of every page of our website to search the part numbers. Be sure to remove any punctuation or space from the part number. The correct gas strut should appear and you can order it straight from our store for next day delivery.
If your part number returns no search results, or you can’t read the part number on the strut, please use the enquiry form below and our team will be able to help work out which strut you require.
Why is there such a wide variety of gas struts?
Ultimately, gas struts are used in a range of different sections of a vehicle. From helping to deliver a boot opening motion that is smooth and elegant, to giving your customised upward-opening doors a sophisticated look, there’s no denying that gas struts are essential for both the general automotive user and the enthusiast.
This diverse portfolio of uses coupled with the fact that different models of car use different gas struts explains why there are so many different gas struts available to purchase. So ultimately, the proliferation of the gas strut is why it can be so difficult to purchase.
So as you can see, although gas struts are extremely common and there are many to choose from on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one unless you know where you’re looking and without the right guidance and tools. Thanks to this guide, you should now have the know-how to find your part number on the cylinder of your existing vehicle gas struts.