2006 Hyundai Accent Do I need new struts?

Tiny
JFRIEDM6
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  • 2006 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 58,400 MILES
I purchased new tires for my vehicle in December and the front tires have already worn to oblivion. I have brought the car to two independent mechanics who have both told me that the car requires new front struts. However, when I brought the car to the Hyundai dealership, they denied there was a problem with the struts and claim that the wear was due to an alignment problem. I think they may be telling me this because the struts are covered under warranty and I am just approaching the 60,000 warranty expire on the car. What is really wrong with this car?
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 8:57 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there, both alignment and faulty struts can affect tyre wear, if the car is a bit soft in the front and it tends to wander on the road, I would be looking at the struts, also have a look at the struts,

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 9:04 AM
Tiny
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2007 Hyundai Accent GLS - I JUST had this issue 30/09/2011. I had ONLY my right passenger Yokahama tire wear to nothing (it is ONLY 1 1/2 years old and a second new tire started cupping in three days). Service at Hyundai states nothing wrong and told me to replace the tires. I switched to my snow tires, still same problem of severe pulling to and left (STEERING WOULD NOT CENTRE AND WAS VERY LAZY upon turning corners or on ramps). Took it back to Hyundai and it turns out both front strut bearings needed replacement (under warranty). Strut bearings were seized. Hyundai wanted to blame my Yokahama tires! Strut bearings replaced and allignment done. Car seems a thousand times better. I'll keep you up to date after a few weeks when I have the tire tread depth measured to check wear. Steering wheel shaking gone.
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 3:00 PM

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