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Blue Print expands gas strut range

Towards the end of 2011, Blue Print introduced a short range of gas struts as a result of the feedback it received on high failure applications. Now, this range has been expanded to over 165 references which cover 550 popular applications.

Gas struts are used for boot lids, glass openings and some vehicle bonnets. Gas struts are among some of the most highly stressed components on a vehicle and often experience daily, repetitive use. Over time they lose their effectiveness, meaning they are not able to hold the boot or bonnet fully open, finally resulting in total failure.

Blue Print advises the struts should be examined everytime the vehicle comes into the workshop and says they should always be replaced in pairs. They are an easy fix that creates additional revenue and satisfied customers.

Key References
Mazda 121 1996>2000, Ford Fiesta 1996>2002 – ADM55804
Nissan Micra K101193>2002 – ADN15806
Toyota Yaris 2005>2011 – ADT35803