Bonnet shocks, also known as hood shocks or struts, are hydraulic components used in cars to assist in lifting and holding the bonnet (hood) open. These car bonnet shocks contain compressed gas or oil that provides controlled resistance, allowing for smooth and secure opening and keeping the bonnet in a stable position. They enhance user convenience during maintenance tasks and contribute to the overall safety and efficiency of accessing the engine compartment.
The bonnet shocks as they are often called, are components designed to keep the hood in shut position when you drive over bumps, support the hood in the open position, make it easier to open or close the bonnet in a controlled manner and keep it in the open position.
The bonnet shock absorber is filled with nitrogen gas. The seals do wear out over time, causing the gas to leak out.