Designed to support the opening and closing of the vehicle’s boot or bonnet, gas springs aide the elevation, hold the weight when open, as well as allow for a safe and controlled close.
Many users do not realise that each spring is specifically designed to hold up half the total weight of the tailgate or bonnet. So, it is important to always replace deteriorating gas springs in pairs, just as an installer would do with suspension coil springs.
With many manufacturers now using gas springs for the bonnet as well as the boot, and the speed with which the springs can be changed, garages should check and recommend gas spring replacement to their customers, while motor factors should ensure their range is up to date and in stock.
FPS stocks more than 1,670 Kilen gas springs manufactured to OE standards with complete end fittings for ease of installation.
- 352002 – Front gas spring for Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 (2015>)
- 466071 – Rear gas spring for Volkswagen Polo 1.4 (2014>)
- 444071 – Rear gas spring for Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 (2015>)
- 416053 – Rear gas spring for Citroën C4 Picasso 1.6 (2010-2013)