The backyard mechanic way to check your strut is to rock the bumper up and down and let go; Worn shock absorbers and struts that allow more than one or two gyrations after rocking the bumper up and down and letting go have reached the end of the road and should be replaced. Bad struts affect driving, braking, and safety in general. It also accelerate wear on tires, ball joints, tie rods, and control arms bushing. Go to your favorite shop and ask them to inspect your shock absorbers/struts, as well as the bearing plates for you.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 10:30 AM