How do I know if my rear struts are bad?

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asked May 12 in Repairs/Maintenance by ernestinecm1 (220 points)
How do I know if my rear struts are bad?

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answered May 12 by Larry S (26,870 points)
Some common signs that your rear struts may be bad or going bad are badly cupped tires and/or noticeable tire shaking, wheel shimmy or vibration after you hit a bump in the road.

If you notice that your tires are wearing out unevenly on the rear then it's usually a common sign that your struts are worn out and/or your rear tires are misaligned.

You may also notice a bouncy ride in your car with bad rear struts or the suspension or your car bottoms out when driving down rough roads or bottoms out when backing out of your driveway.

If your rear struts are going bad or bad you need to replace them soon because it could cause loss of control of your vehicle and wear out your tires much faster than normal.

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