Strut boots, or lack thereof... Toyota Corolla.
I have an 04 Corolla. The black, plastic boots that cover the front struts are cracked on one side, missing on the other. The car has 130,000+ miles. Suspension still fine despite driving on city streets. I will double check to make sure the seal is still intact and no oil is leaking out on to the strut as it leaves the strut assembly. I live in Wisconsin and winter is approaching. Are these black boots needed? Looking at car forums on line, the verdict is 50-50. I just dropped $1500 in repairs this last month, would love to avoid having to repair/ replace this part and/or both struts. Thanks for your help/ feedback. Jon VB