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My mechanic told me I need to replace the struts on my car.

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My mechanic told me I need to replace the struts on my car. Is there
JA: How has the ride been lately? Have you noticed any fluid under the car?
Customer: no.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2007 Subaru outback
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I don't fix it myself. It seems to be operating fine. Is there anything that would alert me that the struts are worn and need replacing?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

When the struts completely fail the vehicle usually seems bouncy. The springs control ride height then the struts control the amount of bounce in springs. If vehicle seems to drive fine then I wouldn't worry much about replacing them. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help. Thanks.