Using a Broom Handle Prop Rod?

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As our cars get a little older, those gas struts that keep your hood and trunk open tend to wear out. A quick fix may be to grab a broom handle and prop up the lid, but we advise against that for a couple of reasons.


First, this is a safety issue. You could really hurt yourself if the handle gets knocked away. Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to a potential head injury.


The other reason we recommend replacing the struts as soon as possible is to maintain the value of your vehicle. If you take pride in your car, why would you want to be seen propping up your hood or trunk lid with a stick?


A quick search on Amazon will find the exact part to fit your car. If you are not sure how to install struts, a visit to YouTube will reveal that it's actually easier than you think. If you have questions or would like a referral to a reliable technician, call Phillip at 805-312-4318.


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