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I need to fix a strut mount in front and also the bushings for the lower control arm. Is this a job for a real mechanic at a big price?

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There is a recall on the front lower control arms. If they haven't been replaced on your vehicle yet under the recall, the dealership will replace them for free. Just call your local dealer ship and they can look up if the recall has been done using your vin#.

Replacing the strut mount is pretty easy if you have the right tools. If a shop wants to charge you for more than an hour of labor, they either don't know what they are doing, or are trying to rip you off.

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