At 56,000 miles your strusts should still be fine. They often last up to 100,000 miles. Check with your Ford dealer as to when they recommend replacement. 56,000 is pretty early in the life of a vehilce to have to replace them. As to not knowing they are bad, you will notice things like a dippy front end when you brake, sometimes a new noise when you hit a hole in the road that sounds like a rattle, and in general poor tire wear. Could you damage the front end, yes but you whould have to really take them to the limit of their life to do so.
Friday, March 24th, 2006 AT 5:54 PM