A shock absorber is something that serves to reduce or mitigate the worst effects of an unwelcome occurrence or experience. It is a device for absorbing jolts and vibrations, especially on a vehicle.
A shock absorber or damper is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.It does this by converting the kinetic energy of the shock into another form of energy which is then dissipated. Most shock absorbers are a form of dashpot.
Most vehicles have one shock absorber for each of the four tires.They play a very important role in a vehicles suspension system.Function. Limit vehicle body movement. The main purpose of the shock absorbers are to limit the overall vehicle body movement or sway of the car.