How Shocks and Struts Help Reduce Noise, Vibration and Harshness

Shocks and struts play a crucial part in helping to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).  Below is a list of the key enhancements on how shock and struts help to improve ride comfort.

Dampening Vibrations

Shocks and struts are designed to dampen and absorb vibrations that are generated by uneven road surfaces, bumps, a nd other related issues. The internal valving of shocks and struts helps control the rate at which the suspension compresses and rebounds to minimize oscillations and vibrations.

Isolating Road Noise

Shocks and struts help isolate the vehicle’s body and chassis from generated road vibrations and noise. They also act as an isolator between the tires and the vehicle, to help prevent vibrations from being transmitted directly to the passenger compartment while also improving overall ride comfort.

Reducing Body Roll and Pitch

Shocks and struts also help control body roll during cornering and pitch during acceleration and braking. By minimizing excessive body movements, they provide a more stable, controlled ride and improved comfort.

Improved Suspension Control

Improved suspension control translates to a smoother ride and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Maintaining Consistent Tire Contact

Shocks and struts help maintain consistent tire contact with the road surface. This is critically important as this helps improve traction and stability while also helping to reduce noise and harshness associated with tire vibrations.

Addressing Impact Forces

Shocks and struts help dissipate road related impact forces by preventing sudden jolts to the vehicle and its occupants. This helps create a smoother and quieter ride.

Quality of Components

Premium OE quality shocks and struts play a significant role in helping to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). They also help contribute to better damping characteristics and longer-lasting performance.

Conclusion/Take Away

Remember that regular maintenance and timely replacement of worn-out shocks and struts are essential to help maintain optimal performance and ride comfort.