Springs on a 2000 Nissan Altima

I have a 2000 Nissan Altima with 100k miles and my mechanic has told me the front springs are broken and need to be replaced. I dont notice the car driving any differently. Should I replace the springs?

If they are broken, yes, they should be replaced.

I’d want to see this for myself, however, as broken springs are very rare.

I’d also wonder how TWO springs came to be broken.

both my local Nissan dealership and a local mechanic say they are broken. How it happened, I have no idea.

Last week, someone posted a question about his late-model Saab with two broken front springs. He asked if this repair was necessary, and we told him that it is necessary. I will repeat that advice to you.

Failure to replace both springs is a safety hazard, as this definitely affects the car’s handling and can also affect the braking performance. Additionally, under certain circumstances, a broken spring can puncture a tire.

This safety hazard needs to be fixed.

Well, then they need to be replaced. The car isn’t really safe to drive on broken springs.