2006 Toyota Avalon Strut Replacement

2006 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon On the 2006 Toyota Avalon, there are a few different things that can be a sign that new struts are needed. First, the average life span/recommended replacement interval is every 50,000 miles. If the tires are showing signs of “cupping” (run your hand back-to-front on the flat part of the tire. When there is any feel of “edgyness” this is “cupping). If the vehicle tends to hit bumps a little harder than what you feel it should, or not handle as tightly in corners as you feel it…

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2008 Ford Focus Shocks and Struts

2008 Ford Focus.

Ford Focus On the 2008 Ford Focus, the “cupping” of the tires IS a common sign of worn shocks/struts. This vehicle has shocks in the rear, struts in the front. The average life / recommended replacement interval for struts and shocks is 50,000 miles. So if they haven’t been replaced yet… they are due and this very well could be the root of the tire problem. Once the shocks and struts are replaced, I would also recommend an alignment be done. After an alignment has been done, new tires can then be…

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1999 Saturn SL2 Strut Replacement

1999 Saturn SL2

Saturn SL2 On the 1999 Saturn SL2, this vehicle has “struts” all the way around. There are no “shocks” on this vehicle. The average life of a strut is roughly 50,000 miles. As for the “springs”, 99.9% of the time, the springs are very much reusable. Unless they are broken, there is really no need to replace them. They were designed to last the life of the vehicle. When replacing struts it’s always recommended to replace the “strut mount” at the same time. The front struts sell for around $71/each.…

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