The car has ~180k miles on it but I have relatively new tires (less than 10K miles on them) and they are pretty good on the highway (very silent). My tires are: 205/60/16. Width/height-wise they are pretty good for a comfortable ride. However, I still have a VERY rough ride quality. I literally feel every crack in the road no matter how small it is. It's not just annoying to me, I sometimes move upwards (lol).
I live up north, so we've got potholes and a little bit of road. It's too late for me to get an SUV or a Pick-up truck and I have to stick with my sedan (for a few years).
When I consulted Dr. Google about it everyone suggested the easiest: CHANGE TIRES. My tires are good (as I described above) which made me wonder, what is the next option? Should I change suspension?
I've read somewhere that I can test my suspension by pushing the car down and see how much it shakes. When I push the car down on the front side, it doesn't shake much. On the rear, however, it does. But, when I'm driving, the roughness feels like it's all coming from the front.
Based on how rough the ride is, I was about to order the whole set (front struts, coil-springs, mount assemblies, and rear shocks; the price is around $250 for all of them). However, I wanted to consult you guys here because you normally give the best advice.
Should I change my struts and shocks?