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Hatch Strut | Replacement Hatch Struts

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What is a hatch strut?
A hatch strut is the connecting arm between your car's rear hatch lid and the body. The hatch strut works like a shock mechanism as it uses hydraulic oil and air compression to slow the closing and opening of the hatch while holding it firmly in place. Most hatch struts allow the driver to simply open the hatch lid and push upwards slightly. The hydraulic force of the strut typically takes over and opens the hatch by itself.

Why is it important?
The hatch strut is important mainly for three reasons. The first, and most important, is safety. It keeps drivers and passengers safe from a loose hatch slamming down on top of them. The second reason is for convenience. Hatch struts allow for easy access to the rear of the vehicle for loading people, groceries, or anything else. Finally, the hatch strut saves the operator the physical stress of lifting and holding the hatch lid. This falls into safety but is really more beneficial in prolonged use for a long period o time.

Do hatch struts break?
Hatch struts can become worn or malfunction just like any other car part. While uncommon, hatch struts can become dislodged from the vehicle at the connecting points. This can be due to jarring, an accident, or maybe closing something in the hatch impeding the progress. Most often, the struts wear out from constant use and the hydraulic pressure dies out. If this happens, they are less helpful when opening the hatch lid, they get in the way of opening the lid which actually makes it more difficult, and they can be dangerous as they may allow the hatch to slam shut.

Are there different kinds of hatch struts?
Yes, there are different kinds of struts available. You will always need to order them by the make, model and year of your vehicle, but you will find some options available. There are premium or high grade struts which are made of more durable or thicker materials, they have a larger hydraulic piston able to store more compression, and they have been tested at much heavier weights. For the more serious car enthusiast, they have automatic hatch struts that can be triggered by remote control and will slowly open the hatch by themselves when commanded.

Can I replace the hatch struts myself?
This is most definitely something that can be done at home. The hatch struts are sold as one piece and typically fit very easily into a hatch bracket or are secured with bolts on the top and bottom. The hatch will need to be opened, the lid will need to be firmly secured in place to make sure it doesn't close without the struts, and the bolts will need to be undone at both the top and the bottom. The new strut can be placed into the old strut's place and secured with the new bolts. Some cars make this more difficult than others so consult your owner's manual.

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