1. Autos
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

How to Replace Struts on Your Car or Truck


1 of 7

Strut Replacement Step By Step
New struts for strut replacement

Compare the old strut to the new strut. This is even better to do before the old strut is removed.

photo by John Lake, 2010
Do you need new struts? If your ride has gotten a little bouncy, or your car is bottoming out with a nice thump over speed bumps or potholes, it may be time for a strut replacement. Most cars have struts in the front, but many cars these days have rear struts, too. It's easy to install new struts, and you can save a ton of money by doing it yourself.

Before you even pick up a wrench, do a quick comparison to be sure you bought the right part. If what you bought at the parts store doesn't match the strut on your car or truck, you'll be glad you still have a working car to drive back to the parts store to get your new struts!

Be sure your car is securely supported by jackstands, and then remove the wheel. Never work on a car supported only by a jack!

  1. About.com
  2. Autos
  3. Auto Repair
  4. Fix It Yourself!
  5. How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.