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  • Writer's pictureJustin Schaub


You know what really dampens my damper?

Over my entire automotive career I have heard people use the word dampener in place of a shock. Although I do not always correct them, they are wrong. A shock is actually a damper. Damper and dampener have two different meanings.

Damper: To reduce the amplitude of vibration.

Dampener: to make something moist.

Since we are talking about automotive shocks, the correct term is damper. A damper is something that causes damping. Damping is the effect or verb.

If your shock is dampening, you should probably look into replacing them as they are moist or leaking.

A short blog, but educational nonetheless.

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