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Do You Need an Alignment After Replacing Shocks and Struts?The short answer is—it depends on the type of suspension your car has. On some vehicles, the installation of new shocks and struts may affect your car’s wheel alignment. However, there are some instances where alignment is not required after replacing the struts.
Bad Strut SymptomsLet’s find out.
In a MacPherson strut-style suspension, a type of shock absorber, called a MacPherson strut, is behind each wheel.
What are the Signs of a Bad Strut?
Shocks vs. Struts: What You Need to KnowMost shocks and struts contain hydraulic fluid. When the car travels over a bump and the spring moves up and down, the hydraulic fluid acts against a piston inside the strut, creating the resistance needed to limit spring oscillations. Despite serving a similar purpose, there is a difference between shocks