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How do you know when you need new springs? Well, car springs are a very long lasting car part, typically they will last 80,000 to 120,000 miles, which in reality is longer than most people will actually keep their car. But, if you keep your cars for a long time of you buy used cars, bad springs may be in your future. Here is how you tell - if you find that your car is bottoming out in normal driving or if you throw friends into the back seat and your rear end is scraping, you need new springs!