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Replace struts with loaded strut assembly or just strut alone?

Which strut replacement option is best–fully loaded strut assembly or just the strut? Struts wear out and when it’s time for strut replacement you’ll have the choice of replacing just the strut or installing a fully loaded strut assembly. Here’s some information to help you make the decision. What to check BEFORE you replace struts Most shops don’t perform this step but it’s really critical to maintain proper ride height and alignment. All springs sag over time and sagging springs change your vehicle’s ride height, and that always affects your … Read More

How long do struts last?

Signs of worn shocks or struts How long do struts last? The simple answer is 80,000 to 120,000 miles. But it really depends on the road conditions in your area. If your roads are in rough shape with potholes, you can wear out your struts in as little as 50,000 miles. On normal roads, shocks and struts are seriously compromised by the time they rack up 100,000 miles. However, since they wear slowly, driver’s rarely notice. What happens as shocks and struts wear • Your stopping distance increases • You … Read More


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