Posted on: 8 August 2019
Replacing the struts on your vehicle is an important step in proper maintenance. What mistakes have been made that caused problems with new struts? Here, you'll find a few tips to follow as you plan for and complete your strut replacement.
Schedule Auto Alignment Repair Services
Before you begin ripping your car apart, you need to make sure that you'll be able to get it in for auto alignment repair services very soon after the new struts are in place. Generally, it's best to avoid driving the car until it's been aligned after the struts are installed. When struts are replaced, the entire front-end of the vehicle is pretty much dismantled. This causes everything to fall out of alignment. So, when you drive after new struts are installed, you're causing a lot of wear and tear on other components. If you continue to drive the car not aligned, you'll cause extensive damage that's expensive to undo.
Choose Quick-Strut Assembly Parts
Rather than buying a spring, strut and the other small parts, you can save yourself a lot of time and money by choosing quick-strut assembly parts for the repair. This type of strut comes completely assembled and ready to go into the car. This means, there will be no need to battle with pressing the springs to get the strut installed correctly.
The cost of quick struts are higher than basic struts, but that's because you're going to spend much less time installing them and you won't have to do as much work to install them. The extra cost is worth the expense.
Log the Receipts
Read through the manufacturer's warranty for the struts. In some cases, you'll be covered by a lifetime guarantee – other manufacturers limit it to a year or three. Scan the receipts for the struts and store the receipt on your computer. This way, if anything should happen in the future, you'll have the receipt to return the broken part to get a replacement or refund.
Note: If you order your parts online, you may be able to track down the purchase history on each site, but sometimes, these sites limit how long the information is available to you through your account.
These three steps will go a long way in ensuring that the strut replacement project goes as planned. Hopefully, you'll be able to get through each step of the project without running into any hiccups.Share