Question: Can You Drive With Bad Struts??

Driving with worn shocks or struts can result in more than just a bad ride—there are safety implications to consider.

“Most drivers don’t realize that driving with bad shocks or struts can actually increase your stopping distances, especially on wet or slippery roads,” says Jill Trotta, Senior Director at RepairPal.

How much does it cost to replace struts on a car?

To replace an individual strut, you are looking to pay anywhere from $133 and $439. To replace both the cost will usually be between $239 and $818. Your mechanic will likely recommend that your wheels be realigned as well when the struts are replaced.

Are struts important?

If vehicle tires are free to bounce (which is what happens when struts and shocks wear) they are not as effective at gripping the road, so steering, handling, and braking are all affected. Shocks and struts are not just for ride comfort: their primary function, tire control, is a much more important role.

How do you know if you need struts on your car?

Top Ten Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts –

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