100 years ago the Mechanics Magazines showed where men and even pre-teen boys built their own radios, cars, shops, etc.; some time ago I saw a Popular Mechanics mag article that devoted several pages to how to put a spare tire on. You have got to be ****ing me. There OUGHT to be any number of people qualified to replace those struts. I've done it and it isn't hard; I made my own spring compresser but many auto parts stores loan them out. The parts cost would be but a small fraction of $900, thus making it well worthwhile to do.
BTW, any shop that does an alignment on a car with bad/worn suspension parts is not worth two ****s.
Old EPA 23/33/27
New EPA 21/30/24
agreed clencher. unfortunately we've created a society of entitlements--leading much of the population to perceive work(labor) as evil. heck, there are those among us that shouldn't be driving, let alone working in a garage!
Ummm...yeah, believe me you would NOT want this guy near anything mechanical - he is HOPELESS, and under 30. Although his is great with numbers, and loves figuring out his gas mileage with the old Civic. :-)