Whenever you are changing coil springs, especially the front springs, always use a coil spring compressor.
Never try changing springs without a compressor. You will get hurt.
For coils used on struts, use the compressor that grabs the coils on the outside.
For non-strut coils, use the compressor that goes inside the spring.
Need a compressor? Rent one at your local auto parts store, or call us for a rental or purchase