A strut is an essential component to the suspension of your vehicle. It is the part that connects the wheels to the rest of the vehicle. Struts have three main functions which include supporting the vehicle, absorbing the potholes or other bumps that are driven over, and responding to the driver turning the wheel.
If you have a bad strut, some of the things you will notice include not being able to control your vehicle, experiencing a bumpy ride, steering problems, brake problems, or unusual wear in your tires. It is very important that if you notice any of these things that you get your vehicle in right way. If you do not, you run the risk of causing an accident.
Many times, the terms shock and strut are used interchangeably. It is important to know that these two parts are different from each other, and they cannot be used to replace each other. A vehicle will have either shocks or struts, but never both. A strut is a structural part of a vehicle’s suspension system where a shock is not. A strut also is part of the vehicle’s steering system and it affects the various alignment angles.
Is your vehicle showing any of the symptoms above? If so, call the service department at Fox Toyota today. Our trusted Toyota certified technicians use only genuine OEM parts to ensure they last a long time. Not only can our technicians replace the struts in your vehicle, but they can take care of any other repairs you may need as well. We take pride in being a transparent service center that works hard to efficiently repair your vehicle so that you can get back on the road.