Suspension on your automobile controls the handling of your vehicle. It also acts as a damper from the road vibration. The ride height of your vehicle generally goes hand in hand with the stiffness of the ride and the amount of damper provided. A higher ride height is generally associated with a smoother, more comfortable ride at a cost of decreased handling. A lower ride height is generally associated with a stiffer, harsher, ride with better handling. This is because when you lower your suspension, you’re lowering your vehicle’s center of gravity.
Loosen the wheel lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise 1/4 turn with a tire wrench. Place the floor jack under the front of the vehicle and jack up on the front jack point. This is an extension of the frame located near the radiator.
Finish removing the lug nuts and remove the wheels.
Lower the jack slowly. This will detach the strut from the steering knuckle.
Repeat steps 4 to 10 for all other strut assemblies. When replacing the rear strut assemblies, you need only unbolt the lower control arm from the bottom of the strut as there is no steering knuckle in the rear. The strut tower for rear struts is located inside the trunk area over the wheel well.