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whats the average strut life?? i replaced the struts on my deville about 10k ago and now the car seems to be riding like my grady white
the car is always driven easy, i dont drive it like richard petty
 

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There really is no average, usually at around 75K or so it's fairly safe to assume a standard damper is at the end of its useful life. Age is a factor as well. 10K is nothing. What brand were they?
 

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I find strut life to be more of a factor of age rather than mileage. Seems that they leak around maybe 8-12 years, whether there's 30k or 150k on them.
 

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whats the average strut life?? i replaced the struts on my deville about 10k ago and now the car seems to be riding like my grady white
the car is always driven easy, i dont drive it like richard petty
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whats the average strut life
that depends on the type of driving you do - and age -

lots of smooth highway driving -
the struts will last longer -

rough bumpy roads will shorten the life -

environment also plays a role -
driving with salt/sand/dust on the road -
will shorten the life -

with that said -
struts with 75,000+ miles - or 10 years old -
are probably due for replacement -

struts that have failed in 10,000 miles are defective -
or were el-cheapos - and are worn out -

what brand are they?
 
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