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Symptoms for a bad strut, also known as a shock or damper, are oil on the strut, noises from one corner of the car and possible problems with the car handling on bumpy roads. The struts keep the tires on the road, even o... More »

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Symptoms of bad car shocks or struts include an uncomfortably bouncy ride, nose dives and the back of the car dipping or squatting. Bad shocks or struts may cause unusual wear on the tires, and wet or oily leakage on the... More »

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When the shocks or struts need replacing on a car, the car may exhibit excessive bouncing, vehicle sway or even fluid leaking. It is important for your safety and others on the road to identify if your shocks are failing... More »

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The front strut of a motor vehicle, a part of the suspension system used to absorb shock, should be replaced if it looks wet and oily, which can indicate a leak of hydraulic fluid from inside the strut. If a vehicle seem... More »

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