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Q: Strut question on 2003 Toyota Camry

I was told that replacement for my strut was 50,000. I know this is not right but I just want to find out what is the correct answer. Can someone tell me what is the standard mileage from strut changes.
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Hello, there is no "set" mileage that shock absorbers must be replaced at. It seems that some franchise repair shops seem to be stuck with the metaity that cars are like they were in the 1960s. A lot of big old heavy American cars in the 1960s and 1970's had poor road handling and befitted greatly from shock absorber replacement. Shock replacement at 40,000 miles was common.
Modern cars are lighter, handling and steering is superb. To maintain this balance the suspension (shock absorbers) play an important part. Shock absorbers life will depend on the the driving conditions your car experiences. If you travel on rough roads and encounter a lot of speed bumps and pot holes your shocks will have to work harder and may wear out prematurely. Shocks need to be replaced when thy no longer function correctly. They can be tested by the traditional "bounce test", the shocks are inspected for leakage, and another condition under which hocks may need to be replaced is if you experience rattles from the shocks when driving. On Camry's I have seen the top strut mounts in the front fail , the front struts have to be removed to replace the upper mounts.
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