Looking around you’ll see the use of struts in many differing applications. Most common are the struts that hold up the bonnet, boot, tailgate and hatchback on your car . Then there’s the application in a majority of recreation vehicles, caravans, trailers and boats. You’ll also find struts being used in the home, being applied to items such as sewing machine cabinets, overhead cupboards and toolboxes.
In the office environment, struts are used extensively on cupboards and office equipment. When Struts fail, they can be dangerous as they will no longer perform the job that they’ve been designed to do. As an example you’d appreciate how annoying it would be if your strut holding up the tail gate of your car kept falling down on you while you’re loading the shopping or trying to get a stroller into the car.