A lift support, or hood strut is a tubular arm that helps make it easier for you to open either your Toyota vehicle's hood or trunk. It's usually bolted on or clipped in, and aides when you're performing an inspection, undertaking repairs, or loading in groceries, sports equipment, or luggage.
Lift supports rely on a compression system to work. Many are gas-charged. They pressurize gas inside a cylinder, storing a charge of up to 1500 psi. When the cylinder opens, the energy is released and holds up the component related to the lift support.
Unfortunately, lift supports can eventually wear out whether due to excessive use or exposure to temperature extremes. When you find it hard to hold up your hood or hatch, that's a sign that you're experiencing a loss of gas pressure and need to replace your lift support.
Genuine OEM Lift Supports and Hood Struts Work Best
If you're not experience failure, then you can expect to replace yours every five years or so. You'll want to be sure to use the right type for the job. You'll also want to make sure to choose the best part for the job. That means choosing genuine Toyota lift supports. They were made specifically for your model, ensuring a guaranteed fit that can't be matched. Our online auto parts counter makes it easy to both find and buy yours. Order today and we'll ship directly to your door!
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