been on Mass Ave in Boston lately?
Last friday as a matter of fact.
You can need new struts if you drive on a bad roads in as little as 40k miles. Use to live on a dirt road....I was lucky to get 50k miles on a set of shocks. But if you travel a lot...even on nice paved highway....very few struts will last 200k miles.
I agree that dealers and many other mechanics always try to sell you things you NEVER need...ESPECIALLY struts. But a car that's 6 years old....It's well within MY threshold to need new struts so I really don't question it. But when people ask about the Fuel Injection System cleaning or Carbon Cleaning on a vehicle that's only 2 years old...I REALLY QUESTION IT.