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On my 2011 Subaru Outback, despite regular rotations, balancing, alignments and nitrogen, I had a vibration problem that the dealer diagnosed as badly cupped and unevenly worn tires -after only 30K miles. He recommended replacing the OEM tires with better tires, and, if that didn't help, that he could install (under warranty) a "Drivability Kit". He ...
I drive a 2007 Mazda 3 GS 4-door sedan with 85,000km (appx. 52,800 miles) on it. When I went in for a routine oil change, my Mazda dealership told me I needed the front left lower control arm to be replaced, as well as the rear trailing arm bushings (among other things, totalling over $1600+tax). Mazda told me one of the rear bushings was "completely out", ...

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