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Gabriel: The Inventor of the Original
Automotive Shock Absorber

Gabriel®, inventor of the original automotive shock absorber, builds high-performance shocks and struts that cover more than 96% of North American vehicles. From their expanded line of ReadyMount strut assemblies to their Ultra, ProGuard, and MaxControl Shock Absorber product lines, Gabriel continues their innovative engineering by designing to tight tolerances and precision specifications for and on U.S. roads. Going the extra distance, Gabriel Shocks and Struts uses super-finished chromed piston rods across all quality levels, not just the premium ones, for long-lasting durability.

Best in Comfort, Control, Performance, and Handling

Gabriel offers one of the most extensive light-vehicle product lines in the aftermarket, and one of the most durable, too. From Gabriel Shock Absorber brands like Gabriel Ultra Shocks, Guardian, MaxControl, and ProGuard to the strut assembly line ReadyMount, Gabriel sets the standards for each of its brands to deliver the best in comfort, control, performance, and handling. Their exceptionally designed pre-assembled strut offers superior safety, handling, and easy one-piece installation for today’s light vehicles. Meanwhile, their most advanced shock absorber features a monotube design and best-in-class technology for those who work hard or play hard in their light trucks and SUVs. Whether you’re looking for front struts or rear struts, auto shocks, or gas shocks, Gabriel has your ride control covered.

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Premium at All Levels

Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and car struts across all levels from their economical options to their premium brands. That decision exemplifies the spirit of this groundbreaking and independent American company: to provide unmatched quality for every part Gabriel makes.
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The Snubber: The First Shock Absorber

It all began in 1900, when an entrepreneur named Claud H. Foster decided to combine his two greatest passions, working on automobiles and playing the trombone. Foster invented a multi-tone automobile horn using the concept of a trombone, calling it Gabriel’s Horn. Taking the name from his invention, and using the $1,500 he had saved, he founded Gabriel®, a company that would go on to revolutionize automobile suspension systems. Over the years, the company pioneered many firsts: a direct acting shock absorber called “The Snubber,” the automotive hydraulic shock absorber, the adjustable shock absorber, the air-adjustable shock absorber, and much more. In 2007, Gabriel joined the ranks of iconic American brands celebrating its 100th anniversary. Gabriel continues to expand their product lines, which currently provides coverage for 96% of vehicles on the road today, with additional coverage constantly being introduced.
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100% Fit- and Ride-Tested

All Gabriel automotive products are backed by more than 100 years of innovation, engineering expertise, and continuous improvement in ride control products. The company goes to great lengths to ensure all their new light-vehicle shock and strut designs are extensively tested for proper fit, ride, and durability to provide you with the highest quality products, long-lasting performance, and smoothest installations.
gabriel shocks and struts
Gabriel offers coverage to 96% of vehicles on the road today. Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and struts across all levels from the economical to the premium brands.

Gabriel®, inventor of the original automotive shock absorber, builds high-performance shocks and struts that cover more than 96% of North American vehicles. From their expanded line of ReadyMount strut assemblies to their Ultra, ProGuard, and MaxControl Shock Absorber product lines, Gabriel continues their innovative engineering by designing to tight tolerances and precision specifications for and on U.S. roads. Going the extra distance, Gabriel Shocks and Struts uses super-finished chromed piston rods across all quality levels, not just the premium ones, for long-lasting durability.

Best in Comfort, Control, Performance, and Handling

Gabriel offers one of the most extensive light-vehicle product lines in the aftermarket, and one of the most durable, too. From Gabriel Shock Absorber brands like Gabriel Ultra Shocks, Guardian, MaxControl, and ProGuard to the strut assembly line ReadyMount, Gabriel sets the standards for each of its brands to deliver the best in comfort, control, performance, and handling. Their exceptionally designed pre-assembled strut offers superior safety, handling, and easy one-piece installation for today’s light vehicles. Meanwhile, their most advanced shock absorber features a monotube design and best-in-class technology for those who work hard or play hard in their light trucks and SUVs. Whether you’re looking for front struts or rear struts, auto shocks, or gas shocks, Gabriel has your ride control covered.

Premium at All Levels

Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and car struts across all levels from their economical options to their premium brands. That decision exemplifies the spirit of this groundbreaking and independent American company: to provide unmatched quality for every part Gabriel makes.

The Snubber: The First Shock Absorber

It all began in 1900, when an entrepreneur named Claud H. Foster decided to combine his two greatest passions, working on automobiles and playing the trombone. Foster invented a multi-tone automobile horn using the concept of a trombone, calling it Gabriel’s Horn. Taking the name from his invention, and using the $1,500 he had saved, he founded Gabriel®, a company that would go on to revolutionize automobile suspension systems. Over the years, the company pioneered many firsts: a direct acting shock absorber called “The Snubber,” the automotive hydraulic shock absorber, the adjustable shock absorber, the air-adjustable shock absorber, and much more. In 2007, Gabriel joined the ranks of iconic American brands celebrating its 100th anniversary. Gabriel continues to expand their product lines, which currently provides coverage for 96% of vehicles on the road today, with additional coverage constantly being introduced.

100% Fit- and Ride-Tested

All Gabriel automotive products are backed by more than 100 years of innovation, engineering expertise, and continuous improvement in ride control products. The company goes to great lengths to ensure all their new light-vehicle shock and strut designs are extensively tested for proper fit, ride, and durability to provide you with the highest quality products, long-lasting performance, and smoothest installations.

Did You Know?

Gabriel offers coverage to 96% of vehicles on the road today. Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and struts across all levels from the economical to the premium brands.

Gabriel®, inventor of the original automotive shock absorber, builds high-performance shocks and struts that cover more than 96% of North American vehicles. From their expanded line of ReadyMount strut assemblies to their Ultra, ProGuard, and MaxControl Shock Absorber product lines, Gabriel continues their innovative engineering by designing to tight tolerances and precision specifications for and on U.S. roads. Going the extra distance, Gabriel Shocks and Struts uses super-finished chromed piston rods across all quality levels, not just the premium ones, for long-lasting durability.

Best in Comfort, Control, Performance, and Handling

Gabriel offers one of the most extensive light-vehicle product lines in the aftermarket, and one of the most durable, too. From Gabriel Shock Absorber brands like Gabriel Ultra Shocks, Guardian, MaxControl, and ProGuard to the strut assembly line ReadyMount, Gabriel sets the standards for each of its brands to deliver the best in comfort, control, performance, and handling. Their exceptionally designed pre-assembled strut offers superior safety, handling, and easy one-piece installation for today’s light vehicles. Meanwhile, their most advanced shock absorber features a monotube design and best-in-class technology for those who work hard or play hard in their light trucks and SUVs. Whether you’re looking for front struts or rear struts, auto shocks, or gas shocks, Gabriel has your ride control covered.

Premium at All Levels

Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and car struts across all levels from their economical options to their premium brands. That decision exemplifies the spirit of this groundbreaking and independent American company: to provide unmatched quality for every part Gabriel makes.

The Snubber: The First Shock Absorber

It all began in 1900, when an entrepreneur named Claud H. Foster decided to combine his two greatest passions, working on automobiles and playing the trombone. Foster invented a multi-tone automobile horn using the concept of a trombone, calling it Gabriel’s Horn. Taking the name from his invention, and using the $1,500 he had saved, he founded Gabriel®, a company that would go on to revolutionize automobile suspension systems. Over the years, the company pioneered many firsts: a direct acting shock absorber called “The Snubber,” the automotive hydraulic shock absorber, the adjustable shock absorber, the air-adjustable shock absorber, and much more. In 2007, Gabriel joined the ranks of iconic American brands celebrating its 100th anniversary. Gabriel continues to expand their product lines, which currently provides coverage for 96% of vehicles on the road today, with additional coverage constantly being introduced.

100% Fit- and Ride-Tested

All Gabriel automotive products are backed by more than 100 years of innovation, engineering expertise, and continuous improvement in ride control products. The company goes to great lengths to ensure all their new light-vehicle shock and strut designs are extensively tested for proper fit, ride, and durability to provide you with the highest quality products, long-lasting performance, and smoothest installations.

Did You Know?

Gabriel offers coverage to 96% of vehicles on the road today. Gabriel is the only full-line ride control manufacturer to offer super-finished chromed piston rods on all shocks and struts across all levels from the economical to the premium brands.

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