I have a 2009 Legacy Special Edition that was making EXCESSIVE road noise. I went to the dealer; on a test drive the mechanic IMMEDIATELY thought I had bad bearings. Upon putting the car on the rack, he said the bearings were fine and the tires were bad. They were wearing evenly side to side but had major bumps in them. SO I went to the tire store where I bought the tires and they said I had bad struts. The car has 69k miles.
Who do I believe, how can I verify this? I do have the Subaru 100k warranty that DOES cover struts but Subaru says they need an area rep to check the car.
The odd part is, everyone says there is no real way to test the struts sooo how can the area rep test them ?