Used Land Rover Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

All used Land Rover Bootlid Tailgate Strutss listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Land Rover are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

The Land Rover bootlid tailgate strut is a rod which forms part of the framework of the bootlid tailgate on the vehicle and is used to hold the tailgate/rear boot up and in place when it's open. 

The Land Rover bootlid tailgate strut is positioned on the side of the boot.  So that the bootlid is held in place evenly and can open with ease, there is also a bootlid tailgate strut on the other side of the boot. With the aid of the bootlid tailgate struts and the action of hinges, the bootlid tailgate opens outwards. 

The Land Rover bootlid tailgate strut use a gas spring mechanism to work, which uses gas inside a cylinder, compressed by a piston, to apply force, which keeps the strut rigid and extended and able to support the weight of the boot while it's open. This mechanism also helps to make opening the boot a smooth and easy operation. The internal mechanisms are housed in a rod which is sealed in an outer casing. 

Loss of gas is the usual cause of failure in the Land Rover bootlid tailgate strut. Damage can occur to the seal, enabling gas to leak out every time the boot is open, i.e. every time the bootlid tailgate struts open and shut. Faulty or broken bootlid  tailgate struts may mean that the boot is hard to open, won't stay open fully or just slams shut again. When replacing the bootlid tailgate struts, buying new Land Rover bootlid tailgate struts will ensure perfect compatibility with the make and model of your car. It's advisable to replace both sides of the bootlid tailgate struts at the same time to make sure the pressure is balanced and equal in both struts.

Land Rover trivia

  • According to the film, Judge Dredd (1995), Land Rover will be the last ever car manufacturer in the world. The car company had a heavy presence in the film, and you can still see some film versions of the car driving around the UK.
  • Land Rovers and James Bond go hand in hand. The 4x4 Land Rover has been in more Bond films than there have been Bond actors! In Spectre, the Defender SVX was customised with 37-inch tyres and more power.
  • The Range Rover designer hated what he had made. Charles Spencer "Spen" King CBE, was focused solely on designing a large V8 engine, and then just drew a box around it to show where the engine would sit. It annoyed him for the rest of his life, and he insisted that he'd only put 0.1% of development time on the car shape. He also hated that they would be used for anything other than farming, saying, "...to use them in the school run, or even in towns and cities at all, is completely stupid."
  • In 2012, Land Rover hired Posh Spice as their temporary creative director. Victoria Beckham was the key to the design of the Evoque Special edition. It came with a hand-finished matte paint job, mohair floor mats, and a matching four-piece luggage set.
  • The designer Charles S. King worked with Rolls Royce to design jet engines before going on to build the Range Rover. King would go onto building a car around those jet engines that then held the world land speed record, the first turbine-powered vehicle to do so.