My car has chewed-up the inside of both front tires to the point I just replaced them as they showed the steel belt. Shop #1 advises to replace struts. (Both were replaced 10Kmiles ago on 3/08. Originals lasted 120Kmiles) Shop #2 advises to just do a wheel alignment. Which one is the real solution? Can camber be adjusted without replacing struts? Can new struts go bad so fast? Thanks Alberto
Front wheel camber on 1998 Toyota Avalon
by Alberto in Houston, TX on April 08, 2009
ANSWER by Andy Y on April 08, 2009
Many cars have a camber adjustment though some cars only have a toe (in or out) adjustment. If the struts are not leaking or bouncing excessively when driving, I would personally start with the alignment. hope this helps! If there is no camber adjustment, there may be a camber kit available but an alignment is where I would start.
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