I have a 2013 Mazda 5 with 95k miles on it. We’re going to be road tripping through the middle-of-nowhere desert southwest in a couple weeks, so I took the car in for a general inspection. The mechanic said the left strut was torn and should be replaced, and quoted $800 for the work. I’m not noticing any unusual handling or tire wear so far. I gave the car a “bounce test” and that corner of the car does give a residual couple of bounces. The other sides don’t.
They also said both axles are leaking and quoted another $700 for that repair.
Worth repairing before we leave? Worth worrying about? Seems like a lot of money to shell out. Thanks!