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Question : I OWN a 1999 Toyota Corolla 1.6L SEG (automatic).

I replaced all four shock absorbers two years ago with OEM types.

The springs have never been changed. After eight years, is it time to replace the springs ?

When would be the right time to replace the springs ? What would be the downside if the springs are defective and not replaced ? Should the springs and shock absorbers be replaced at the same time ?

Answer : Normally, one does not replace the springs through the lifetime of the vehicle.

Unless the car has been used to carry unusually heavy loads for long periods of time, it is unlikely that the springs would lose their tension and need to be replaced.

On the other hand, the shock absorbers are constantly doing work and would wear out.

The life of a shock absorber depends on its usage.

Shock absorbers should at a minimum be replaced in pairs, i.e. both on an axle should be replaced at the same time.

 
 

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