CARS.COM — Suspension components, including springs, shock absorbers (or struts on some vehicles), anti-roll bars, control arms and other parts, are like combat troops serving on the front... Read More
We recommend driving every two to three weeks to make it less likely that you wind up with a dead battery, flat-spotted tires or other issues that can be caused by letting a car sit for weeks.
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If your car is making a squealing or squeaking sound when you turn the steering wheel, there could be any of several culprits at play.
One common cause is low power-steering fluid. When the ... Read More
Worn ball joints allow too much movement in the suspension, so the driver may feel more vibrations -- or hear squeaks or rattles on bumpy surfaces or when turning -- caused by looseness in the s... Read More
By Rick Popely, Cars.com
Struts don't need to be replaced unless your vehicle is bouncing like it's on a pogo stick or bottoms out in potholes and over railroad tracks, or unless a mechanic fi... Read More
Maybe forever, if you rely on an overly liberal interpretation of the maintenance schedules set by some vehicle manufacturers. That doesn't mean you should ignore them or even accept the man... Read More
Shock absorbers and struts (used on vehicles with strut-type suspensions) often last the life of a vehicle. The clearest indication that you need new shock absorbers or struts is that your car k... Read More
Companies that make shock absorbers used to recommend they be replaced every 50,000 miles, but in most cases that’s unnecessary. Shocks and struts (which are mounted inside coil springs on... Read More