What are the symptoms of Blown Struts?
Struts work to keep vehicle tires flat on the ground on a variety of road conditions. Blown Struts lose the ability to keep downward pressure on the Tires. After hitting a small hole or bump in the road, the Tire will rebound upward. When the Strut is blown, the Tire will not return to the ground immediately. This can cause the Tire Tread to skip or scuff over the road’s surface resulting in small cup-shaped depressions in the Tire Tread.
Fluid Leakage is another symptom. The photo shows the Blown Front Strut of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee which was brought in because the owner found Oil Leaking on the driveway. Leaks indicate the Strut Cylinder has lost its Hydraulic Oil.
We check Tire Wear and Suspension Parts whenever the car is on a lift for an Oil Change or any other service. This way if a Tire Wear Pattern is visible, it can be corrected immediately. We treat every car we work on with the same care as if it were our own vehicle. Our goal is to keep you safe and on the road.