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Signs Of A Bad Strut

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

The strut assembly on your vehicle is responsible for ensuring your vehicle drives smoothly and to absorb any bumps in the road. This allows the suspension to maintain a comfortable ride. Struts are a wear item, so over time, you can expect your struts to go bad and require a replacement. Depending on your suspension setup, your coil spring may be mounted on your strut, requiring you to either transfer your spring to your new strut or replace the assembly as a whole.

Signs Of A Bad Strut

GSP Latin America has made it easier to find all your shock absorber needs. However, To give you a better idea of when you need to replace your struts, we are going to discuss the symptoms of a bad strut and the cost of replacing a strut.

What Are Signs Of A Bad Strut

A bad strut is going to be very noticeable while driving as you will feel a difference in the drivability and comfort level of your vehicle. Since your strut is designed to absorb bumps and make your vehicle more comfortable, when they fail, you will start to notice a harsher ride.

A bad or failing strut is going to give you the following symptoms:

  • Knocking Noises When Driving Over Bumps

  • Car Leans To One Side

  • Ticking Or Popping Noise When Turning

  • Suspension Is Bouncier Than Usual

  • Car Feels Unstable

  • Tires Are Wearing Unevenly

Can You Drive With A Bad Strut?

It is possible to drive with a bad or failing strut, but it is not recommended to do it for long. A failing strut can increase the vibrations and bumps felt throughout the car, causing more damage to other components. This can lead to uneven tire wear, damage to other suspension components, and an overall poor driving experience. Some people may even experience a reduction in fuel efficiency as well.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Strut?

Replacing a strut can cost anywhere between $500-$1,000, depending on your vehicle and where you get the work done. The first step would be to have your car inspected by a licensed mechanic to verify that your shock is the problem. From here, you can either have the shop replace the shock, or purchase a GSP loaded strut and replace it yourself. With GSP’s loaded strut assemblies, replacing your strut is as simple as unbolting the factory components and direct replacing the entire assembly.

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