The condition of your suspension components has a great effect on your car or
What are MacPherson struts?
In the past, many passenger cars and light trucks had a front suspension system that consisted of several separate components such as shocks, springs and upper and lower control arms. The MacPherson strut replaced
How does the MacPherson strut affect alignment?
MacPherson struts generally affect the camber and caster of your wheels. Camber is the angle in which your
What are the signs that these struts need replacement?
One of the first signs you may notice when your struts are going bad is that the ride is softer and bouncier than usual. You may also notice a difference in handling around turns. If your alignment is already affected, then you will notice that your car is drifting or pulling to the side. Your tires will show uneven wear, most likely on either the inside or outside of the tire. Some struts will show wear by leaking.
Do not attempt to replace your own struts if you do not have the proper tools and equipment because there is a risk of injury due to the highly compressed spring. Special tools and training are required to disassemble the component. If you need to replace your MacPherson struts, then be sure to take it to a qualified mechanic who can also do an alignment. That way you can be sure that your wheels and suspension will continue to roll along perfectly. To learn more, speak with someone like Spring Suspension & Alignment Services.