Toyota Corolla Shocks and Struts
The shocks and struts on a Toyota Corolla contribute to making the suspension on the vehicle do what it is supposed to do. These parts can only handle so much wear and tear and new ones should be put on once they falter. The right replacement part can restore the Corolla's life back to what you wish it to be.Would any Toyota strut work in the front or rear?
No, you need to purchase a strut specifically designed for the Toyota Corolla. Front and rear strut assembly requires fitting specific parts to both the left and right front and left and right rear. Rear struts are not intended to fit in the front and vice versa.What is the purpose of coil springs?
Assembly packages for the front and rear struts often come with coil springs intended to help the vehicle retain its height along with a smooth ride when a vehicle runs over bumps, potholes, and other uneven spots on the road. Without springs in the proper place, a lot of damage could be inflicted on a car.What does the dust boot do?
Struts serve as helpful shock absorbers on a car. The elements may play a role in speeding up strut replacement work due to potential corrosion. After all, the Toyota Corolla finds itself exposed to an exterior environment that might not always be kind. A dust boot fits over the top of a strut and contributes to keeping dirt, dust, moisture, and debris from negatively affecting the part.What is the purpose of a bump stop?
A bump stop may protect a Toyota Corolla from damage that might occur outside of the owner's visibility. A bump stop protects metal from striking metal when the car hits any bumps, indentations, or holes. A bump stop fits on shocks and struts and may be made from any number of different materials capable of compressing. Rubber and polyurethane are two examples of such materials.What are OEM struts?
OEM stands for "original equipment manufacturer." Replacement struts bearing the label means they are made by the third-party manufacturer. Not all compatible parts used to replace the original equipment need the label. Compatible parts without the label can be used to replace the original equipment if needed.